Iraqi authorities Tuesday executed 21 people guilty of terrorism-related offences, local media reported.
Three women were among those executed, the independent Alsumaria News website reported.
In July, London-based human rights group Amnesty International said Iraq had executed at least 70 people so far in 2012, compared with a total of 68 in 2011, dpa reported.
Iraq imposes death sentences on most terrorism-related cases, the rights group reported. Iraq carried out the fourth-highest number of executions worldwide in 2011, after China, Iran and Saudi Arabia. dpa pog nes sdl jln Author: Pol O Gradaigh