4 killed by gunmen disguised in military uniform in Iraq (2)

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Several hours later they found the bodies of the other two people elsewhere in the area, the source added.

The four victims were found handcuffed and blindfolded with bullet holes in different parts of the bodies, the source said.

The Awakening Council group consists of armed groups, including some powerful once-anti-U.S. Sunni insurgent groups, who fought the al-Qaida network after the latter exercised indiscriminate killings against both Shiite and Sunni Muslim communities.

Diyala province, which stretches from the eastern edges of Baghdad to the Iranian border east of the country, has long been a stronghold for al-Qaida militants and other insurgent groups since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 despite repeated U.S. and Iraqi military operations against them.

Source: Xinhua
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