Abducted students released, mass grave found in Iraq

April 20th, 2008 - 8:41 pm ICT by admin  

Baghdad, April 20 (DPA) Gunmen in Iraq Sunday released the university students they abducted in the northern province of Diyala while authorities discovered 100 bodies buried in a mass grave in the same province, police said. At least 40 university students were released by gunmen, who earlier stopped their four buses at a fake checkpoint in Baldruz near Baquba, police told DPA.

The four drivers were still in captivity.

Earlier, the Voices of Iraq news agency reported that nine students from Baquba university and their driver were abducted by gunmen near Baquba, 57 km north-east of Baghdad.

Also in Diyala, 100 bodies have been discovered in a mass grave in Anbaki, police said.

Baquba is a hotbed of Sunni insurgents and al-Qaeda militants.

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