Thursday, May 23, 2013

Gunmen kill 12 in Baghdad brothel

Gunmen in Baghdad shot dead at least 12 people in a brothel Wednesday, authorities said.

This comes amid an uptick of violence across Iraq, most prominently Sunni-Shiite sectarian strife. But religious extremists from both persuasions who have targeted the prostitution business over the last decade have claimed many lives. No one has claimed responsibility and police are investigating.