16 Oct 2008

22 bodies found in grave

9:55 am on 16 October 2008

The Iraqi army has unearthed a mass grave near the Shi'ite holy city of Karbala.

It was found on the northern outskirts of Karbala, 100km south of the Iraqi capital.

A security official said the bodies were believed to be those of Shi'ite shepherds abducted by Sunni gunmen wearing police uniforms in April 2007. They were never heard from again.