Sunday, March 26, 2006

'Beheaded bodies' found in Iraq


Iraqi security forces have found 30 bodies, all of them beheaded, near the town of Baquba, reports say.
Security officials said they found the bodies near the road by the village of Mulla Eed, to the south-west of Baquba.

The area has been plagued by sectarian violence between Shia and Sunni Muslims since the bombing of a Shia shrine in the city of Samarra in February.

Baquba, a mixed town home to Shia and Sunni Muslims, has itself been the focus of continuing violence.

Iraqi security officials confirmed that they had discovered the bodies of 30 people, thought to be men, near Mulla Eed,

Security forces were heading to the scene to collect the bodies and begin investigations, officials said.

Earlier on Sunday police in Baghdad said they had found at least 10 bodies, some of which had been handcuffed and shot.

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