Bodies found of 2 Shi'ite brothers after return to Sunni area of Baghdad

Two Shi'ite brothers kidnapped just weeks after their family returned to a mainly Sunni area were found shot to death Saturday, police said. The bullet-riddled bodies were discovered in the Tahrir district in Baqouba - a former al-Qaida stronghold northeast of Baghdad, where violence has dropped since local Sunnis turned against the terror group. Ali Zaid Owayid al-Shimmari, 27, and his brother, Ammar, 23, had been kidnapped earlier this week, according to a police official who read the investigative report at Baqouba police headquarters. The US military in northern Iraq confirmed the two men's bodies had been found and said Iraqi police were investigating.