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Islamic State kills 16 Real Madrid fans during Iraq outrage

By Staff Reporter

Published 14/05/2016

Islamic State terrorists have murdered 16 Real Madrid fans - and injured 20 others - in an attack on a football fan club near Samarra, Iraq. File image
Islamic State terrorists have murdered 16 Real Madrid fans - and injured 20 others - in an attack on a football fan club near Samarra, Iraq. File image

Islamic State terrorists have murdered 16 Real Madrid fans - and injured 20 others - in an attack on a football fan club near Samarra, Iraq.

The killers opened up on a group of 50 fans who had gathered to watch a game on TV.

Club president Ziad Subhan said: "A group of Islamic terrorists from ISIS entered the headquarters brandishing several AK47 assault rifles and fired randomly at all who were there."

Mr Subhan said they were attacked because IS considers football to be "anti-Muslim".

"They do not like football, they believe it is something anti-Muslim. In the end they commit atrocities as well. We are all devastated by what has happened," he told a Spanish newspaper.

Real Madrid released a statement offering condolences to the victims' families: "Real Madrid CF deeply regrets the terrible attack today in Iraq," it read.

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