12 dead in Iraq; Three beheaded bodies found
A car bomb went off in a town south of Baghdad on Wednesday, killing two people and wounding 10.
Meanwhile, on a road north of Baghdad, the Iraqi National Guard found three beheaded bodies without documents Wednesday, an Interior Ministry official said, according to The AP.
The male bodies were discovered near Dijiel, about 40 kms north of Baghdad, and all had tattoos, said Col. Adnan Abdul-Rahman of the Interior Ministry.
The latest car bomb targeted a National Guard checkpoint in Suwayrah, about 65 kms south of Baghdad. One national guardsman was among the dead, said Col. Abdul-Rahman.
Elsewhere, 10 people were killed and six injured in exchanges of fire between resistance fighters and US marines in the city of Ramadi, west of Baghdad. "Ten people were killed and six wounded this morning in clashes in Ramadi," said a health ministry official in charge of collecting casualty tolls from hospitals nationwide.
According to AFP, a US military spokesman in the area confirmed fresh clashes took place early Wednesday.
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