4 killed by gunmen disguised in military uniform in Iraq

17:22, June 24, 2010      

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The bodies of four people who had been kidnapped by gunmen disguised in military uniform from a village in Diyala province overnight were found in execution-style on Thursday morning, a provincial police source said.

At about 1:00 a.m. (2200 GMT Wednesday), armed men wearing Iraqi army uniform stormed houses in the al-Khukafaa village at the rural area of Edhiem, some 60 km north of the provincial capital city of Baquba, and took four male villagers as detainees, two of whom are members of the local Awakening Council group, a provincial police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

In the morning, when the residents of the village came to see their sons in a military base, the Iraqi army and police denied that there was any operation for their troops during the past hours, the source said.

Iraqi security forces and many volunteers from the village carried out a search operation in the open area outside the village and found the bodies of the two Awakening Council group members.

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