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Iraq police find 32 bodies of security forces

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Baghdad, Apr 25: Thirty-two bodies of Iraqi police and security forces recruits were discovered in two areas of Baghdad today, Interior Ministry sources said.

All 32 were from the town of Ramadi in the insurgent heartland of Anbar province, which is fiercely opposed to the government, the sources said.

One group of 17 were kidnapped and then shot dead after they signed up for the police force one week ago. They were found in the Baghdady district of the capital.

The other 15 were found bullet-riddled in two cars in Abu Ghraib, on the western edge of Baghdad.

US officials say the al Qaeda leader in Iraq Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has been focusing on bombing and shooting Iraqi security forces, who are charged with eventually taking over security and enabling American troops to head home.

Sunni insurgents have also infiltrated Iraqi army and security forces in a bid to topple the government.

Reuters

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