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Jul 28, 7:28 AM EDT

Iraqi officials: 14 bodies, some with hands bound, blindfolded, found in Baghdad


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BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials say that 14 bullet-riddled bodies have been found in different areas of the capital, Baghdad.

The discovery is a grim reminder of the sectarian killing that engulfed Iraq in 2006 and 2007.

Two police officers and a morgue official say the bodies were dumped in the streets and discovered late Sunday and early Monday.

They said all were men aged between 25 to 40 years old and had gunshots to the head and chest. Some were blindfolded with their hands bound, while others showed marks of torture.

All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to speak to the media.

The deaths raise fears of more sectarian bloodletting at a time of soaring tensions following Sunni insurgent land grabs across Iraq.

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