Iraq conflict: Gunmen attack Baghdad shopping centre

January 11, 2016 6:24 PM

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At least 17 people are reported to have been killed in an attack on a shopping centre in Iraq's capital, Baghdad, during which people were taken hostage.

About 20 gunmen stormed the al-Jawhara shopping centre in the mainly Shia al-Jadeda area on Monday evening, after a car bomb exploded outside.

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