Iraqi officials are investigating more claims of prisoner abuse, after 200 prisoners were found locked in an Interior Ministry bunker in Baghdad.
US soldiers found the mostly Sunni Muslim detainees in an Iraqi Interior Ministry building in Baghdad suffering from brutal beatings and other forms of torture.
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Suspicion has fallen on a major Shiite muslim militia allied to one of the most influential Shiite groups in the Government.
The abuse will damage efforts to ease the Sunni Muslim based insurgency ahead of national elections due next month.
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