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33 killed in Baghdad housing raid

Gunmen have killed at least 33 people, including 29 women, in a raid on two buildings in a housing complex in Baghdad, Iraqi police say.

The gunmen showed up in four-wheel drive vehicles before storming the buildings in the Zayounah neighbourhood in eastern Baghdad, officials said. They added that at least 18 people were wounded.

Police have cordoned off the area.

The Interior Ministry and hospital officials confirmed the casualty figures.

The motive behind the killings was not immediately clear.


From Belfast Telegraph