BAGHDAD, Oct 25 (Reuters) - The bodies of eight Iraqi border guards,
blindfolded and with their hands bound behind their backs, were found near
the Saudi border in western Iraq on Tuesday, police said.
They said the bodies were found some 250 km (155 miles) west of the
Shi'ite Muslim holy city of Kerbala. There was no immediate information on
who had shot them.
It was the latest in a series of similar grisly discoveries of
people who may have been executed by insurgents battling the Shi'ite- and
Kurdish-led government and U.S.-led forces in Iraq.
Iraqi security forces have frequently been targeted by the
insurgents who Washington says include hundreds of foreign fighters from
Arab countries such as Egypt, Syria, Sudan and Saudi Arabia.
U.S. forces have launched an offensive in Iraq's huge western
province of Anbar to cut what they say is the main transit route for such
fighters from Syria.