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Iraqi gunmen kidnap Iranian pilgrims, kill one

Gunmen abducted 11 Iranian pilgrims, killing one and their Iraqi driver before releasing three women in the group, one of the freed women said on Sunday. The Shi’ite pilgrims were abducted on Friday after visiting the Imam Ali al-Hadi shrine in Samarra, 100 km (60 miles) north of Baghdad, Maliha Abdul Wahab, 35, told a news briefing called by the governor of Salahaddin province. Wahab said seven gunmen stopped their car on the road between Samarra and Baghdad, forced them out of the vehicle and handcuffed the men in the group. Full Story

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