Police said the mayor was abducted near his home, and his body was later found along a highway.
In Al-Hillah, a mainly Shi'ite provincial capital, police said gunmen opened fire in three separate attacks throughout the city, killing three people and wounding at least four.
Meanwhile, the BBC today released a poll commissioned by several news organizations showing that only 18 percent of Iraqis have confidence in U.S.-led forces in the country.
(Reuters, AP, AFP)
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