Iraq: 60 dead in attack on prisoner convoy

July 24, 2014 2:26 PM

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Iraq: 60 dead in attack on prisoner convoy

People inspect a destroyed Iraqi prisoner transport bus on Thursday in the town of Taji, about 20 kilometres north of Baghdad. Gunmen attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad, setting off a gunbattle with troops in which scores of prisoners and several soldiers were killed, brutally underscoring Iraq's instability as lawmakers convened to elect a new president. (Khalid Mohammed/Associated Press)

Gunmen attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad on Thursday, setting off a gunbattle with troops in which 52 prisoners and eight soldiers were killed, officials said.

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