Four killed, 18 bodies found in Iraq

BAGHDAD, June 29, 2006 (AFP) – At least four people were killed and 18 bodies found across Iraq as rebel violence continued unabated Thursday, security officials said.

The security chief of Baghdad University was shot dead in the capital, while a civilian was killed when a bomb went off on a minibus he was aboard on the main highway south of the capital, police said.

Another civilian was killed north of the restive city of Baquba, while another man was shot dead in the southern Shiite holy city of Karbala.

Two civilians were also wounded in a roadside bomb attack in eastern Baghdad’s Al-Salekh neighborhood.

Meawhile five bodies, including two of women, were found in Hilla. Two of them were recovered from the Euphrates river.

Two bodies, one of them headless, were recovered from the northern oil hub of Kirkuk and two others in western Baghdad.

Five bodies, including one of a woman and a child, were found in Karbala, and four corpses were recovered from Kut.