Monday, October 5, 2015   

Detainees killed in Iraq 'attack'
(06-23 19:00)

Officials say 23 detainees were killed during a militant attack on an Iraqi convoy transporting them south of Baghdad on Monday morning.
Police said seven gunmen also died in the ensuing clashes.
It was not immediately clear how the detainees died.
It is the second instance involving a large number of detainees being killed since the start of a militant offensive on June 9 that has overrun large areas of five different provinces.
At least 44 prisoners were killed during a militant assault on a prison in the city of Baquba last week.
There'd been different as to who was responsible for the Baquba killings.
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's security spokesman has said the prisoners were killed by insurgents carrying out the attack, but other officials said the detainees they were killed by security forces as they tried to escape. --RTHK   
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