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Revenge attacks grip town north of Baghdad

Shouting for revenge after the slaying of 14 Shi’ite workers, black-clad militias killed at least 31 people in a spasm of sectarian violence in a town north of Baghdad, police, doctors and local residents said on Sunday. Militiamen riding in pick-up trucks set up fake checkpoints on Saturday in Balad, a town 80 km (50 miles) north of Baghdad, stopping vehicles and checking IDs in response to the killing of the workers, whose bodies were found on Friday in a nearby orchard with their throats slit and hands and legs bound. Full Story

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