Attack on bus in Iraq kills 51 prisoners, 9 policemen

by Reuters
Thursday, 24 July 2014 07:12 GMT

BAGHDAD, July 24 (Reuters) - A shooting and bombing attack on a bus in Iraq killed 51 prisoners and nine policemen on Thursday, Ministry of Justice and medical sources said.

The bus was transporting prisoners from a military base in the town of Taji to Baghdad when it was hit by roadside bombs, the sources said. Gunmen then opened fire.

(Writing by Michael Georgy, editing by John Stonestreet)

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