Iraq: At least 37 dead in sectarian killings

October 16, 2006 17:37

The death toll in a surge of sectarian killings in Balad swelled to at least 91 on Monday, police and army officials said. Bombings and shootings in Baghdad and other parts of the country killed at least 37 others = including the brother of the chief prosecutor in the second trial of former dictator Saddam Hussein. Five soldiers and two Marines were killed in fighting Sunday, bringing to 14 the number of US troops killed in Iraq over the past three days. A total of 58 US troops have been killed in the first two weeks of October.

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