Six Mexicans found with hands chopped off, in apparent attack by vigilante group

The victims were found on the road with two bags of severed hands.
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The victims were found on the road with two bags of severed hands.

Six people in Mexico had their hands severed on Monday, in an apparent brutal attack by a vigilante group targeting thieves.

The victims were found alive on the outskirts of Guadalajara, Mexico's second-largest city, while a seventh person was pronounced dead at the grisly scene, the state attorney-general's office said.

According to the AFP, they were found on the road with two bags of severed hands.

"They're in a delicate state of health," said a local police commander. "Their stumps were wrapped in plastic."

The amputated parties were receiving medical attention, but had not been arrested, said an official with the attorney-general's office.

They were keeping mum as to what happened, reported DPA.

"Here nobody gives any information about anything," police official Eduardo Palacios said.

An investigation is underway.

The dead man, 39, was believed to have been beaten to death, reported AFP. His hands were not cut off.

The group suspected to have attacked them is linked to drug trafficking. 

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