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At least 40 bodies found in Baghdad

"The victims had been shot and carried signs of torture," the police source said.

india Updated: Nov 28, 2006 11:32 IST

The bodies of at least 40 people have were recovered by police in Baghdad, police sources reported.

"Forty bodies have been found in several areas of the Iraqi capital between 6:00 am and the early hours of this evening (Monday).

The victims had been shot and carried signs of torture," the police source said on Monday.

Earlier in the day, another security source reported the discovery of five bodies on a roadside between Baghdad and Baquba, some 50 kilometres to the north.