Iraqi police discover 20 bodies

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Decomposing bodies of twenty men have been found in a shallow grave in Nahrawan near Baghdad, Iraqi police officials report.

The men, who were aged between 20 and 50 were thought to have died quite some time ago. Police have not yet been able to identify the bodies, because of their physical state. Reports indicate that no identification was found at the scene.

Correspondents for the UK news agency, the BBC, say that there is an increasing number of unexplained murders in and around Baghdad, with bodies frequently dumped on the side of the road.