Sunni-Shi’ite jihad update from Reuters, :
Dozens of suspected Sunni insurgents have attacked a small town near Baghdad, killing at least 25 people.
Police have recovered the bodies of 21 mainly Shiite Muslim migrant workers.
Municipal council leader Alaa Abdul Sahab al-Lamy says the bodies had been found in a brick factory, while another four have been brought from the local power station….
“This was a sectarian attack,” Mr Lamy said.
He says police fear further bodies might still be found at the brick plant.
“We understand there are bodies everywhere around the factory, in the fields,” one Interior Ministry official in Baghdad said.
“The police cannot retrieve them all because they afraid to venture in without more military protection.”
Several police sources say more than 50 gunmen, believed to be Sunni insurgents allied to Al Qaeda and based in Diyala province, entered the town between 5:00pm and 6:00pm local time.
They attacked and destroyed the local power plant, killing nine people, before US and Iraqi Army units responded.
As the gunmen withdrew, they entered the brick factory and began killing people working there.
Mr Lamy says of the 21 people whose bodies have been recovered from the factory, is was a woman and three are children, including a girl aged about six.
Many of the dead have a single bullet wound to the forehead.
Many brick factories in the area, where Sunni insurgents have been very active, employ Shiite workers from southern Iraq.