Members of the Al-Abbas brigades parade in Karbala on June 26, 2014
Members of the Al-Abbas brigades parade in Karbala on June 26, 2014 © Mohammed Sawaf - AFP/File
Members of the Al-Abbas brigades parade in Karbala on June 26, 2014
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Last updated: July 13, 2014

Gunmen kill 25 women in Baghdad compound raid

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

"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 AFP.

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

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