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Iraq hangs 3 convicted of terrorism – security source

Three Iraqis convicted of terrorism are hanged, days after a deadly double-tap suicide attack in a crowded Baghdad marketplace, a security source says.

“Three people convicted under Article 4 of the anti-terror law were executed on Monday at the Nasiriyah central prison,” the source tells AFP on condition of anonymity.

The reported hangings come after rights groups warned Iraq may give the green light to a spree of executions of convicted jihadists in a show of strength following the bombings on Thursday which killed at least 32 people.

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