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At Least 29 Dead in Iraqi Attacks

Iraqi security forces inspect site of car bomb attack in Kut, 150 km (93 miles) southeast of Baghdad, Nov. 28, 2013.
Iraqi security forces inspect site of car bomb attack in Kut, 150 km (93 miles) southeast of Baghdad, Nov. 28, 2013.
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Iraqi officials are investigating a series of attacksincluding the abduction and murders of 18 people in a predominately Sunni regionthat have killed at least 29 people. 

Investigators found the bullet-ridden bodies of the 18 kidnapping victims on Friday in a farming region near Baghdad.

The victims include several security officers and at least one tribal chief.

Investigators say unidentified gunmen posing as security officers kidnapped the men from their homes late Thursday and early Friday.

Their murders are the latest in a series of execution-style killings in the country.

Violence in Iraq has fallen from its peak in 2006 and 2007, but attacks across the country remain common.

Iraq Body Count, a group that tracks civilian casualties, says more than 800 civilians have been killed so far this month and about 8,000 since January.

In other incidents Friday, a bombing at a football field west of Baghdad left five people dead. 

Also, police say six women were shot and killed in a house in the capital.

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by: anp from: india
November 30, 2013 3:47 AM
why in iraq they are fighting for each other like u or Shia–Sunni killing the people but not add the god in this aking Islamic prophet Muhammad is belong to Shia–Sunni


by: Anonymous
November 29, 2013 11:16 PM
that is the filth of Iran - Obama, are you paying attention...?? that is what they are doing in Syria... and Lebanon... and Africa...

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