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Iraq: Gunmen raid and torch home, killing family in Baghdad 

Image of Iraqi police [Cpl. Antonio Rosas/Wikipedia]
Iraqi police [Cpl. Antonio Rosas/Wikipedia]

An armed group has killed an entire family and burned their home after storming it in the south of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, a security source reported on Tuesday.

The source told local media that the militants had stormed a residential home in Baghdad’s southern town of Sadr Al-Yusufiyah, adding that the group had opened fire on its residents leaving the entire family deceased.

“After burning the house, they installed an explosive device nearby, resulting in wounding a local security officer as the forces were approaching the scene,” the source disclosed.

The source did not provide details about the family nor the armed group’s identities.

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