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Mexican army frees children kidnapped by suspected gang

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Mexican army frees children kidnapped by suspected gang

Man's decapitated body found in home

Three children kidnapped by a suspected gang were freed by the Mexican army in a raid Wednesday, BBC News reported

Soldiers found the children chained up in a private home in the central city of Temixco, along with the decapitated body of a man, whose head had been found inside a motorcycle helmet in a nearby town Tuesday, the BBC reported. 

The victim has been identified as Eduardo Gonzalez Mora. No information was released about the children or their abduction, according to the BBC.

A threatening note was found next to the head, signed by a gang calling themselves "Los Rojos" (Red Ones). Officials also arrested thirteen suspected members of the gang, which specializes in theft, kidnapping and drug trafficking, the BBC reported. 

Until recently, Morelos state, where Temixco is located, had not experienced the high levels of violence common in other regions of Mexico.

This article originally appeared on GlobalPost.

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