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Mexican journalist shot dead in northern state of Chihuahua

Forensic workers work on the scene where journalist Miroslava Breach was shot and killed outside her home in Chihuahua, Mexico, Thursday, March 23, 2017.  Breach was gunned down in the northern state of Chihuahua on Thursday, becoming the third journalist to be killed this month in one of the most dangerous countries for media workers. (El Diario de Chihuahua via AP)

Forensic workers work on the scene where journalist Miroslava Breach was shot and killed outside her home in Chihuahua, Mexico, Thursday, March 23, 2017. Breach was gunned down in the northern state of Chihuahua on Thursday, becoming the third journalist to be killed this month in one of the most dangerous countries for media workers. (El Diario de Chihuahua via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A Mexican journalist has been shot dead in the northern state of Chihuahua.

Miroslava Breach was a correspondent for the national newspaper La Jornada in the state capital, also called Chihuahua.

La Jornada reports that the 54-year-old Breach was shot eight times Thursday morning as she was leaving her home and died while being taken to the hospital.

It says she was accompanied by one of her three sons at the time of the attack.

La Jornada says she worked for the paper for 15 years and also for newspapers in Chihuahua state.

Mexico is one of the world's most dangerous places for journalists. With Breach's killing, at least three have been slain in the country this month.