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Eight found dead in Mexico house

Investigators in Mexico have found the bodies of eight people, including three children, at a house in the northern border city of Ciudad Juarez.

The victim were found bound and appeared to have been stabbed to death, according to Chihuahua state prosecutors.

Prosecution spokesman Arturo Sandoval said the bodies appeared to be members of the same extended family. He said exact ages were not yet available but three of the dead appeared to be children.

Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas, saw a huge spike in drug-related violence between 2008 and 2011, but killings have declined over the last year.

Earlier, authorities in southern Mexico said they had exhumed the bodies of seven men from clandestine graves near the Pacific coast resort of Acapulco. The prosecutors' office in Guerrero state said the bodies were found in five shallow graves.

Some of the bodies appeared to have been bound with cords. The graves were uncovered at a plant nursery in a rural area about half an hour from Acapulco.

Drug gangs frequently use such burial sites to dispose of the bodies of executed rivals.

Once a glamorous beach resort, Acapulco in recent years has been the scene of turf battles between several small drug gangs.

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