Gunmen kill 2 in Baghdad drive-by shooting

January 27, 2010 16:25


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Two people have been killed in a drive-by shooting targeting buses carrying Iranian Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad, according to Iraqi police.

The police officials said that a gunmen in a speeding car opened fire Wednesday on the buses as they passed through a Sunni-dominated neighborhood in northwest Baghdad.

The officials also said that an Iranian woman and a bus driver were killed and that five pilgrims were injured. The buses were on their way to the shrine of Imam Mousa al-Kazim, a much revered Shiite saint.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information.

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