Juarez, Mexico – Mexican prosecutors say a pile of five bodies has been found in Juarez, with two other corpses discovered nearby.
The seven dead are all apparently young men who were shot or tortured to death.
The Chihuahua state attorney general's office says two men were found dead early Wednesday with their heads bound in duct tape in Nuevo Casas Grandes.
Five more bodies bearing signs of torture and bullet wounds were discovered piled up in another part of town.
Cartridges found at the scene were from 9 mm weapons frequently used by Mexico's drug gangs.
More than 22,700 people have been killed in drug violence since the government began its offensive against cartels in late 2006.
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