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updated 7/20/2011 10:12:37 PM ET 2011-07-21T02:12:37

A mother and a daughter were attacked in their home and beheaded on the outskirts of Spanish Town, Jamaica, local media reported on Wednesday.

Police reported that the women were attacked in the early morning by a group of armed men believed to have ties to a notorious local gang called the Klansman, the Jamaica Observer reported.

A similar killing, in which an 18-year-old man was killed, occurred on Monday.

The Klansman gang, which reportedly controls a large extortion racket in gritty Spanish Town, is the midst of leadership fight, police said.

Police were offering a $500,000 reward for the capture of two gang members who are wanted for several murders in the area.

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