June 28, 2007 / 8:26 AM / 12 years ago

Iraqi police find 20 beheaded bodies near Baghdad

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi authorities found the bodies of 20 beheaded men dumped on the banks of the river Tigris in the town of Salman Pak, just south of Baghdad, on Thursday, police said.

Locals spotted the bodies and informed the police who have yet to identify the victims. Beheadings are a common tactic usually used by radical Sunni groups such as al Qaeda in Iraq, but finding such large numbers of victims in one group are rare.

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