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Malcolm X's grandson 'murdered in Mexican bar brawl'

Malcolm Shabazz, seen above in 1997 as he was committed to juvenile detention, was the grandson of Malcolm X, who was shot dead in 1965.

The grandson of murdered US civil rights leader Malcolm X has been killed in an apparent bar brawl in Mexico City, Mexican authorities have said.

The country's attorney general's office said a murder investigation is under way after 29-year-old Malcolm Shabazz died in hospital from "blows" suffered in a venue in the city's rough nightclub district.

Mr Shabazz was convicted of manslaughter and arson at the age of 12 after being involved in a fire that resulted in the death of his grandmother Betty Shabazz, Malcolm X's widow.

Two US government employees shot in Mexico vehicle attack

Two US government employees have been shot and wounded during an attack near Mexico City, AP has reported.

One was hit in the stomach and hand and the other suffered a wound to the leg when their vehicle came under fire on a motorway leading to the city of Cuernavaca, an official said.

The shooting occurred on road winding through a mountainous area where drug gangs, common criminals and rebels have been known to be active in the past.