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Gunmen execute 17 in Iraq
September 14, 2005 12:51 IST
Gunmen wearing military uniforms surrounded a village north of Baghdad early on Wednesday and executed 17 men, police said.
Police Lieutenant Waleed al-Hayali from the area of Taaji, 20 kilometers north of Baghdad, said the gunmen detained the victims after searching the village. They were handcuffed and blindfolded and were later shot at a site about 1.5 kilometers away from the village.
The dead were members of the Tameem tribe, al-Hayali said. The gunmen looted the village before fleeing.