Terrorism

Gunmen attack Shiite pilgrims in western Iraq, kill 22

“Gunman hijacked a bus of Shiite religious pilgrims from Syria traveling through a Sunni area in western Iraq late Monday night, killing 22, officials said.

A government spokesman said the bus had just entered a desolate valley west of the Iraqi city of Ramadi when gunmen set up a fake checkpoint, hijacking the tour bus of pilgrims. As the Iraqi military launched a full-scale helicopter search, the tour group was taken out into the desert and 22 men aboard were shot to death, a military spokesman said.”

(Source: Gunmen attack Shiite pilgrims in western Iraq, kill 22 – The Washington Post.)

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