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Militants 'kill 60' in ambush on Iraq prison convoy

BBC Online

Suicide attackers have mounted a bomb and gun attack on a prison convoy in Iraq, killing 51 prisoners and nine police officers, security sources say.

Roadside bombs exploded as the convoy was taking the prisoners from the town of Taji to the capital, Baghdad, justice ministry and medical sources told Reuters.

Gunmen opened fire and a battle ensued with security forces, AFP reports.

Published: 1:32 pm Thursday, July 24, 2014

Last modified: 10:15 pm Thursday, July 24, 2014

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