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Violence in Baghdad


BAGHDAD (WKOW) -- Iraqi officials say a gunmen killed four anti-al-Qaida Sunni fighters in an execution-style slaying south of Baghdad.

Interior ministry officials say the attackers, wearing military uniforms, raided the houses of six members of the government-backed groups known as Awakening Councils on Monday. They dragged the men out of their homes near Youssifiyah and sprayed them with bullets, killing four and wounding two.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk to the media.

Insurgents frequently target Iraq's security forces and their allies to undermine confidence in the Shiite-dominated leadership.

The Councils played a key role in reducing violence in Iraq but their future role in the country's security network remains uncertain.

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