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Friday, 19 August 2022 08:21 GMT

22 dead in random shooting in Baghdad


(MENAFN) After a random shooting spree in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, at least 22 Iraqi people were killed and wounded in the latest of several terrorist attacks against civilians in this war-torn country.

"The attack occurred late on Tuesday when unidentified gunmen randomly opened fire at civilians in a remote village in Baghdad's al-Tarmia district, leaving eight dead and 14 others wounded," a security source told Alghad Press Wednesday.

"The troops immediately rushed to the shooting scene and sealed off all entrances and exits of the district," the source noted. "A manhunt was launched in search of the attackers, who fled the scene after the shooting."

Iraq declared victory in December over Daesh, which had seized control of nearly a third of the country in 2014. However, the group continues to carry out attacks and bombings in Baghdad and other parts of Iraq.

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