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Nine Bodies Discovered In Central Iraq


http://gdb.rferl.org/d2d14c18-bd3e-45dd-8d87-fe86477db5ec_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/d2d14c18-bd3e-45dd-8d87-fe86477db5ec_mw800_mh600.jpg (RFE/RL) 28 February 2006 -- The Iraqi army says it has discovered nine bodies in Tarfaya, a village just south of the central Iraqi city of Ba'qubah.


Officials said it was not clear when the victims, mostly men and boys, were shot.


The discovery was made at a time of heightened tensions in Iraq. A series of reprisal attacks following the bombing of a Shi'ite shrine on 22 February has so far resulted in the deaths of at least 200 people. A nighttime curfew remains in force in Baghdad and in other areas.


Meanwhile, police in the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit say a bomb attack has damaged a small mosque in which Saddam Hussein's father is buried. There were no reports of injuries.


(Reuters, AP)

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