50 found bound, slain in Iraq farmland

Deaths in Shiite area raise concern about sectarian killings; Iran adviser killed

Posted: July 10, 2014 at 4:17 a.m.

Iraqi men check in at the main army recruiting center in Baghdad on Wednesday as they volunteer for military service. Authorities are urging citizens to help battle insurgents.

Iraqi officials discovered 50 bodies Wednesday, many of them blindfolded and with their hands bound, in an agricultural area outside a city south of Baghdad, raising concerns over a possible sectarian killing as Iraq battles a Sunni insurgency.

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