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Iraq executes 27 people convicted of murder

The terrorists, who came from a number of Iraq's 18 provinces, were convicted of murder and rape.

india Updated: Sep 07, 2006 11:47 IST

Iraq said it executed 27 "terrorists" in Baghdad on Wednesday after they were convicted of murder and rape.

The convicts came from a number of Iraq's 18 provinces, the government said in a brief statement issued late on Wednesday.

"The death penalty was carried out on 27 terrorists in Baghdad, they were executed after the criminals were convicted in Iraqi courts for carrying out acts of murder and rape," it said.