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Baghdad Gunmen Kill Three Pilgrims in Bus Attack

28 November 2005

Gunmen in Iraq have attacked a bus carrying Shi'ite Muslim pilgrims to shrines south of Baghdad, killing three and wounding several others.

Britain's Foreign Office says it is investigating reports that at least two British citizens are among the dead from Monday's shooting.

Meanwhile, there is no word on the fate of four Western humanitarian workers who disappeared in Iraq on Saturday.

A Canadian official disclosed the kidnappings of a Briton, two Canadians and an American on Sunday, but did not reveal details. Since then, U.S. and British officials have confirmed the abductions. There has been no public claim of responsibility.

Meanwhile, the U.S. military says 20 suspected insurgents have been captured south of Baghdad in Babil province. Separately, authorities say U.S. troops have unearthed more than 2,700 mortar rounds at an abandoned Iraqi army base near Kirkuk.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.

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