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Gunmen open fire on cafe leaving at least 13 dead and 25 wounded in Iraq

Ghazwan Hassan

Published 13/05/2016 | 07:00

The devastating attack lasted for around 10 minutes in the popular cafe.
The devastating attack lasted for around 10 minutes in the popular cafe.

At least 13 people have been killed and 15 others injured in a gun and suicide bomb attack at a coffee shop north of Baghdad, Iraqi officials have said.

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The officials said the attack in the town of Balad began when three gunmen, armed with machine guns, started shooting into the crowd in the cafe shortly after midnight on Thursday.

Once police arrived at the scene, two of the attackers detonated their suicide vests.

Balad is 50 miles (80km) north of Baghdad.

The attack comes on the heels of a two-day wave of bombings in the Iraqi capital in which nearly 100 people were killed.

Reuters

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