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Gunmen Kill 13 Villagers Near Baghdad

By VOA News
16 November 2009

Iraqi villagers and police say gunmen dressed in military uniforms killed 13 people before dawn Monday in a mainly Sunni village west of Baghdad.

Villagers and officials say that some of the victims in al-Saadan had fought against al-Qaida militants. There are reports that the victims were shot in the head and their bodies dumped in a cemetery.

Police say the dead include at least one person affiliated with the main Sunni Arab political party, the Iraqi Islamic Party.

Iraqi military officials said the killings in al-Saadan appear to be linked to a tribal dispute.

Sectarian violence in Iraq has declined dramatically since the height of the tensions in 2006 and 2007, but sporadic attacks continue.

Also Monday, a car bomb exploded in a market in the northern city of Kirkuk, killing at least five people and wounding another 10.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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