Sunday, December 17, 2006

Grave holding over 30 bodies uncovered in Iraqi city

Baghdad, Dec 17 - A grave holding more than 30bodies apparently from Saddam Hussein's regime was found inthe Shiite holy city of Karbala, police said.An Iraqi made the grisly discovery yesterday when heuncovered bones and old clothes while he was digging afoundation for a house he was building. He informed thepolice, who found more than 30 bodies of men and womenbelieved to have been killed in 1991 when Saddam's forcesbrutally crushed a Shiite uprising that followed the Gulf War.The grave was found in Karbala, 80 kilometres south ofBaghdad.AP Television News footage showed people standingaround piles of bones that had been wrapped in blankets.

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