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At least 26 killed or found dead in Iraq

Associated Press - October 20, 2007 3:23 PM ET

BAGHDAD (AP) - At least 26 people have been reported killed or found dead in attacks across today.

Near Baghdad, at least three people were killed when a roadside bomb hit a minibus full of Shiite civilians traveling to visit relatives south of the capital. Police say nine people were also wounded.

One person died when a mortar crashed down near a Shiite shrine in Karbala. Two other were wounded.

Meanwhile, U.S. and Iraqi forces swept through Shiite militia strongholds south of Baghdad, rounding up dozens of militants and killing two. Iraqi police say 30 suspected fighters linked to Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi Army were grabbed in a pre-dawn raid.

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