20 Headless Bodies Found Near Baghdad

Car bomb at bus station kills at least 20 others
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 28, 2007 7:42 AM CDT
20 Headless Bodies Found Near Baghdad
Iraqis look at the debris and destruction at a bus station in the Baiyaa neighborhood in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, June 28, 2007. A parked car bomb exploded in one of Baghdad's busy outdoor bus stations at rush hour Thursday, killing at least 20 people and wounding at least 40, police said. Some 40 minibuses...   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Twenty decapitated corpses were found alongside the Tigris River today, in an area where coalition forces have recently pushed to annihilate al-Qaeda militants. All young men, the bodies were bound and many heads were discovered nearby, the AP reports. The military drive in Salman Pak began two weeks ago.

Meanwhile, a bomb at a bus depot, where people were lined up to ride to work, killed 20 Iraqis with a force that destroyed 40 minibuses. Three British soldiers were also killed by a roadside bomb, bringing the total UK death toll in Iraq to 155. (Read more roadside bomb stories.)

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