Iraq police find 17 bodies, some bound, in Baghdad

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Updated: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:16:20 EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi police have now found 17 bodies, riddled with bullets, in different areas of Baghdad.

The discovery came as other attacks around the capital killed 10 people.

According to police officers, authorities found the bodies of 14 men and three women dumped in the streets late yesterday and early today. Some had suffered gunshot wounds to the head and chest, and others were blindfolded and bound.

The deaths are a grim reminder of the sectarian killings that engulfed Iraq in 2006 and 2007. Then, both Shiite and Sunni death squads roamed the streets and raided homes to round up people. Authorities later found the victims' corpses, often mutilated.

Also today, police say, drive-by shooters armed with pistols fitted with silencers killed four men in different areas in Baghdad.

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