Coalition forces in Iraq have unearthed a blood-stained torture chamber north of the city of Muqdadiya, which the military suspects belonged to Al-Qaeda in Iraq. Troops stumbled upon a network of buildings comprising the torture room, three detention facilities and a headquarters. Forces also uncovered a mass grave containing 26 bodies.
Within the torture chamber troops discovered chains hanging from the ceiling and a bed rigged to an electrical shock system. The military suspects that some of the dead found near the complex were Iraqi police officers; a bullet-riddled police car was found minutes from the site.