Grenade in PV Bar

On the night of August 26, there was a grenade explosion in a Puerto Vallarta bar, that injured 16 patrons, including those in possession of the weapon. Here is the story, as reported by The Associated Press:

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico — Mexican authorities say at least 16 people have been injured by a grenade that exploded at a bar in the resort city of Puerto Vallarta.

Jalisco state prosecutors say five of the injured have been detained as part of the investigation. Four of those detained each lost a leg in the explosion before dawn Thursday.

Prosecutors say they are investigating whether one of the injured was carrying the grenade when it exploded.

Jalisco state has seen a wave of drug violence in recent months and the bloodshed has intesified since drug kingpin Ignacio "Nacho" Coronel was killed by soldiers earlier this month. Coronel, whose base was in Jalisco, was the No. 3 of the Sinaloa drug cartel.

But don't worry Mom, this is far from tourist-land, and according to local forums, this poses no danger to local expats who stear clear of such places.

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