Gunmen Kill 25 Women in Baghdad Compound Raid

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Gunmen killed 25 women and wounded at least eight people Saturday when they stormed two buildings in a residential Baghdad compound reputedly used for prostitution, police and government sources said.

Police said silenced guns were used in the attack, which took place in a mainly Shiite area where 12 people were killed in a similar raid on May 22 last year.

"Twenty-five women were killed and eight people wounded, among them four men, when gunmen stormed two buildings in a residential compound in Zayouna in east Baghdad," an interior ministry official told Agence France Presse.

A senior police officer gave the same death toll but reported 11 wounded.

"Unidentified gunmen stormed building number 43 in Zayouna, killing 10 women and wounding five. They also stormed building number 44, where they killed 15 women and wounded six men," a police colonel said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Comments 2
Thumb ice-man 12 July 2014, 23:30

How sad... one less source of income for HA down the drain.

Thumb abass 13 July 2014, 18:04

hmmm thats strange, i'd thought you would more likely to stick to the common takfirir supporter view that this is a Hezbollah led false flag operation which will be used to invoke shiite, anti sunni violence much like how the takfiri supporters claimed following what happened in 2006 after the sectarian violence proceeding the Samara shrine blast, when Iran apparently facilitated the shrine bombing to instigate the sectarian strife that occurred, when shiite militias apparently went round ethnic cleansing sunnis out of Baghdad neighbourhoods as apparent revenge for the shrine bombing.