Mass grave found at construction site

Jan. 4, 2012 at 8:50 AM
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KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Construction workers in northern Afghanistan have unearthed a mass grave of human bones and skulls, a military official said.

A military spokesman said the grisly find was discovered Monday in the Arzana Desert, where a base of the 209th Shaheen Military Corps once stood, the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan reported Wednesday.

The grave was found at a construction site for a new building, Corps spokesman Lt. Col. Muhammad Naeem said. Construction was halted after the grave was discovered.

Naeem said a military medical team would investigate to determine when the grave was dug and the number of people interred.

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