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Iraq to Probe Alleged Police Torture, Killings


Iraq's Interior Ministry has launched a probe into the deaths of 11 men allegedly tortured and killed by government security forces.

The men were among a group of 13 people arrested Sunday by police commandos during a raid in northern Baghdad.

The head of a Sunni group - called Waqf - Adnan al-Dulaimi, says 11 bodies were found dumped on a road in the Iraqi capital. He says the bodies, including one of a Sunni cleric, showed signs of torture.

Some Sunni leaders have accused the Shi'ite-led government of targeting their community.

Iraqi officials also are probing reports that 10 people died of suffocation after being detained in a police van this week.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.

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