Ten killed in Iraqi violence, more sectarian death squad victims found




 
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Ten killed in Iraqi violence, more sectarian death squad victims found
 
October 2nd, 2006  
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Topic: Ten killed in Iraqi violence, more sectarian death squad victims found


Ten killed in Iraqi violence, more sectarian death squad victims found
Media: The Associated Press
Byline: DAVID RISING
Date: 02 October 2006

BAGHDAD, Iraq - At least 10 people were killed Monday in attacks in Iraq,
while authorities found more mutilated bodies in and around Baghdad _ likely
victims of the sectarian death squads that roam the capital area.

The headless bodies of seven people were turned in to the Kut morgue, morgue
spokesman Hadi al-Itabi said. The bodies were found Sunday in Suwayrah, 40
kilometers (25 miles) south of Baghdad.

And in eastern Baghdad, the bodies of two more people were found, police
said. They had been shot, their arms and legs bound, and showed signs of
torture.

Already in the 24-hour period into Monday morning, a total of 50 bodies, all
shot and some with signs of torture, had been found in the capital, said
police 1st Lt. Thayer Mahmoud.

In comments on CNN's "Late Edition" Sunday, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay
Khalilzad said al-Qaida-linked militants had been weakened in recent months
and that "a main part of the violence now is sectarian violence ... between
death squads associated with militias."

He said the Iraqi government "in the course of the next two months, has to
make progress in terms of containing sectarian violence."

Three people were killed and 8 wounded in a roadside bombing in Baghdad's
downtown Al-Nasir Square around midday, police said.

Elsewhere, a police patrol was ambushed in southern Iraq by gunmen who
killed two officers and injured three. The ambush came in the al-Hay area,
some 220 kilometers (140 miles) south of Baghdad, said police Lt. Mohammed
al-Shimri.

An Iraqi army officer was killed and two were injured in the western Baghdad
neighborhood of Yarmouk when a roadside bomb exploded next to their patrol,
police said.

Another roadside bomb in northeastern Baghdad injured three civilians.

In Basra, 550 kilometers (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad, Capt. Nabil Kamil
al-Tamimi, director for Iraqi military intelligence in the area, was shot
and killed as he was leaving his home, Police Capt. Mushtaq Talib said.

In central Baghdad, two young men were found suffering from multiple gunshot
wounds and died on arrival at the hospital, police said.

One civilian died in a drive-by shooting in an area south of Hillah, about
95 kilometers (60 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

Late Sunday, insurgents fired mortar rounds at British targets at the Shat
Al-Arab hotel in Basra, police said. One landed on a nearby home, killing a
7-year-old boy and his 3-year-old sister and wounding a third child. There
were no reports of British casualties.
 


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