April 3rd, 2010
04:09 AM ET

Gunmen kill 25 in Iraqi village

Gunmen wearing military uniforms stormed houses and killed 25 people, including five women, in a Sunni village south of Baghdad, officials said Saturday.

The attack took place late Friday in a village in Arab Jabour, a predominantly Sunni region about 15 miles southeast of the capital.

The area was once a hotbed of insurgents until the birth of Awakening Councils or the Sons of Iraq who were determined to reduce violence and provide security for residents.

Most of the victims in Friday's attacks were local Sons of Iraq members. The victims were found handcuffed and died from small arms fire, police said.

Iraqi security forces have arrested 25 suspects in the incident.

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  1. michael

    what the hells going on? looks like al quaeda is getting revenge on these sons of Iraq and just how well integrated are they in that country to easily get iraqi military uniforms? eventually the country seems to be heading back into a path of violence. i dont seem to hear other muslim nations coming out and condeming these acts or trying to fight these terrorist unless they are directly targeted.

    April 3, 2010 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  2. Taylor

    This is so sad, We must pray for the family.

    April 3, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |