Special report: Tension escalates in Iraq
BAGHDAD, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Iraqi police patrols found 30 bodies in different Baghdad neighborhoods during the past 24 hours, police said on Thursday.
"Our patrols found ten bodies, including one beheaded, on Thursday morning in addition to 20 others Wednesday night," a police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
The bodies were bound, blindfolded and showing signs of torture with bullet holes in different parts of their bodies, he said.
The almost daily gruesome body findings, assassinations and explosions in Baghdad and other Iraqi cities were seen as a major setback for the Iraqi government's efforts to stem violence and achieve national reconciliation.
UN and Iraqi officials estimate that more than 100 Iraqis are killed everyday in insurgent attacks and fighting between Sunni and Shiite factions. Enditem