Monday, January 11, 2016

At Least Seven Killed, 22 wounded as Gunmen Take Hostages in Baghdad shopping Mall.




At Least Seven Killed, 22 wounded as Gunmen Take Hostages in Baghdad Shopping Mall. (BBC).

Gunmen in the Iraqi capital Baghdad have seized hostages at a shopping centre after killing seven people and injuring 22.

About 20 militants stormed al-Jawhara shopping centre in the New Baghdad district after a car bomb exploded outside it.

It is not clear who the gunmen are or how many people they are holding.
Iraqi special forces have arrived on the scene. Streets leading to the centre have been cordoned off.

Police sources told the BBC that two of the assailants detonated explosive belts they had been wearing, killing several hostages.

Two other gunmen were shot dead, and another four arrested, they added. Read the full story here.More here.




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