09/09/2010 09:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

3rd Mexican Mayor In A Month Slain By Hit Men

(AP) MEXICO CITY - Mexican prosecutors say hooded gunmen have killed the mayor of a small town in northern Mexico. He is the third mayor to have been slain in the last month, apparently by Mexico's drug cartels.

The prosecutors office for San Luis Potosi state says Mayor Alexander Lopez Garcia of El Naranjo was killed Wednesday by a squad of four hitmen who pulled up in a vehicle. Two of the attackers burst into his office and shot him to death.

All the attackers escaped.

The rural township of about 20,000 people borders the violence-wracked state of Tamaulipas, where 72 migrants were massacred by drug gunmen in August.