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Mexico search for 43 missing students in Iguala has turned up 60 mass graves with 129 bodies

  • A woman shows a hand painted red in front of a banner that says: "Justice for Ayotzinapa" during a march of relatives of the 43 missing students from the Isidro Burgos rural teachers college in Mexico City, Sunday, July 26, 2015.The search for 43 missing college students in the southern state of Guerrero has turned up at least 60 clandestine graves and 129 bodies over the last 10 months, Mexico's attorney general's office says. None of the remains has been connected to the youths who disappeared after a clash with police in the city of Iguala on Sept. 26, and authorities do not believe any will be.  (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

    A woman shows a hand painted red in front of a banner that says: "Justice for Ayotzinapa" during a march of relatives of the 43 missing students from the Isidro Burgos rural teachers college in Mexico City, Sunday, July 26, 2015.The search for 43 missing college students in the southern state of Guerrero has turned up at least 60 clandestine graves and 129 bodies over the last 10 months, Mexico's attorney general's office says. None of the remains has been connected to the youths who disappeared after a clash with police in the city of Iguala on Sept. 26, and authorities do not believe any will be. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)  (The Associated Press)

  • Relatives of the 43 missing students from the Isidro Burgos rural teachers college march holding pictures of their missing loved ones during a protest in Mexico City, Sunday, July 26, 2015.The search for 43 missing college students in the southern state of Guerrero has turned up at least 60 clandestine graves and 129 bodies over the last 10 months, Mexico's attorney general's office says. None of the remains has been connected to the youths who disappeared after a clash with police in the city of Iguala on Sept. 26, and authorities do not believe any will be.  (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

    Relatives of the 43 missing students from the Isidro Burgos rural teachers college march holding pictures of their missing loved ones during a protest in Mexico City, Sunday, July 26, 2015.The search for 43 missing college students in the southern state of Guerrero has turned up at least 60 clandestine graves and 129 bodies over the last 10 months, Mexico's attorney general's office says. None of the remains has been connected to the youths who disappeared after a clash with police in the city of Iguala on Sept. 26, and authorities do not believe any will be. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)  (The Associated Press)

  • Relatives of the 43 missing students from the Isidro Burgos rural teachers college march holding pictures of their missing loved ones during a protest in Mexico City, Sunday, July 26, 2015.The search for 43 missing college students in the southern state of Guerrero has turned up at least 60 clandestine graves and 129 bodies over the last 10 months, Mexico's attorney general's office says. None of the remains has been connected to the youths who disappeared after a clash with police in the city of Iguala on Sept. 26, and authorities do not believe any will be.  (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

    Relatives of the 43 missing students from the Isidro Burgos rural teachers college march holding pictures of their missing loved ones during a protest in Mexico City, Sunday, July 26, 2015.The search for 43 missing college students in the southern state of Guerrero has turned up at least 60 clandestine graves and 129 bodies over the last 10 months, Mexico's attorney general's office says. None of the remains has been connected to the youths who disappeared after a clash with police in the city of Iguala on Sept. 26, and authorities do not believe any will be. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)  (The Associated Press)

Mexico's attorney general says authorities have found at least 60 mass graves with 129 bodies in the southern city of Iguala since the disappearance of 43 college students there last September, a case in which the government says the youths were killed and incinerated.

The attorney general's office says the number of bodies found from October to May could be more, because it is counting only those instances in which its mass grave specialists get involved.

Iguala is a municipality of 120,000 people 200 kilometers (160 miles) south of Mexico City. A confrontation between students and police resulted in six deaths and the disappearance of 43 students. The search for the students turned up many mass graves.

The information was released because of an Associated Press freedom of information request.