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Gunmen kill 45 people in Iraq town

The attack came in Tal Afar after recent bombing attacks killed 75 people.

world Updated: Mar 28, 2007 16:00 IST

Forty-five Iraqi men were shot dead execution-style in the northern town of Tal Afar after bombing attacks that killed 75 people there, a hospital medic said.

"We received 45 bodies of handcuffed and blindfolded men from al-Wahada neighbourhood overnight. They were killed yesterday just after the bomb," a doctor at Tal Afar hospital told the agency on condition of anonymity.

The Iraqi army has slapped a strict curfew on the town, deployed armoured vehicles in downtown Tal Afar and banned even police from moving, an official said, also on condition of anonymity.

First Published: Mar 28, 2007 14:51 IST