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Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Iraq

A photo published on an Islamic groups' website August 31, 2004, showing what appears to be men lying shot in a pit. An Iraqi militant group said it had killed 12 Nepali hostages and showed pictures of their throats being apparently slit on an Islamist web site on Tuesday.

"We have carried out the sentence of God against 12 Nepalese who came from their country to fight the Muslims and to serve the Jews and the Christians ... believing in Buddha as their God,"

said a statement on the site by the military committee of the Army of Ansar al-Sunna. REUTERS/Handout