Iraq: Dozens of women slaughtered in Baghdad gun raid

At least 33 people, including 29 women, were killed in a raid by gunmen on a Baghdad housing complex on Saturday night.

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At least 20 women dead in Baghdad shooting

At least 20 of the 29 people killed in a shooting at a Baghdad apartment building were women, a police officer and hospital official said.

The police officer said: "When we walked up the stairs, we saw a couple of women's bodies and blood streaming down the stairs."

He added: "We entered a flat and found bodies everywhere, some lying on the sofa, some on the ground, and one woman who apparently had tried to hide in a cupboard in the kitchen shot to death there."

There was no way to immediately confirm who was responsible for the attack.

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