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10 bodies found south of Baghdad

Police found 10 bodies in the town of Latifiya, 40 km south of Baghdad.

india Updated: Nov 15, 2006 12:27 IST

Police found 10 bodies in the town of Latifiya, 40 km south of Baghdad, and they were investigating whether they were those of 10 Shi'ite travellers kidnapped at the weekend, police said on Wednesday.

Iraqi security forces have been conducting a major search for the kidnappers since the hostages were seized on Saturday.

Latifiya is in an area south of Baghdad known as the "Triangle of Death" because of a spate of attacks blamed on Sunni insurgents who frequently attack Shi'ites on their way from the capital to the holy cities of Najaf and Kerbala to the south, as well as US forces in the area and Shi'ite residents.