Dangerous Places

Death toll rises to 58 in Iraq church standoff

“The death toll from a hostage standoff at a Catholic church in Baghdad has risen to 58, police officials with the Iraqi Interior Ministry said Monday.

Seventy-five others were wounded in the attack by armed gunmen Sunday, the officials said, adding that most of the casualties were women and children. Two priests were also among the dead, as well as 17 security officers and five of the gunmen.”

(Death toll rises to 58 in Iraq church standoff – CNN.com)

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