Gunmen kill 22 bus passengers in west Iraq: Police

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 10:32

Baghdad: Gunmen killed 22 passengers on a bus coming from Syria late Monday in a desert region west of Baghdad, police general Haider Rzayj told reporters.

"Some armed men stopped the bus coming from Syria Monday around 9:30 pm (1830 GMT), they made the 22 passengers get off the bus and killed them with automatic weapons in the desert region of Noukhair," he said.

The region is about 300 kilometres (185 miles) west of Baghdad.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 10:32
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