Seven dead in mosque execution
Gunmen wearing military uniforms have pulled seven people from a Sunni mosque south of Baghdad and then shot and killed them, execution-style, according to reports.
The killings happened late on Monday on a day that saw a wave of violence sweep across Iraq, from the northern city of Mosul to the Shiite heartland.
The attack raised the day's death toll to 70.
The gunmen walked into the Sunni mosque in Youssifiyah during evening prayers, took the seven men outside and shot them, according to witnesses.
The men were all members of an anti-al Qaida militia.
Youssifiyah is about 12 miles south of Baghdad.