BAGHDAD -- Iraqi officials say they've unearthed a mass grave northeast of Baghdad containing dozens of bodies.
Ameen estimated that dozens of bodies were in the grave but could not provide a specific figure. Iraqi news reports put the number at 153.
Baqouba is located 35 miles northeast of Baghdad.
Authorities began finding mass graves across Iraq after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, many filled with Shiites and Kurds who opposed former dictator Saddam Hussein.
Graves found near Al Qaeda strongholds are usually filled with security officials and Shiites.