Iraqi police say gunmen attacked gold shops in Baghdad robbery, killing 14By Saad Abdul-kadir, AP
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Gunmen kill 14 in Baghdad gold shops robbery
BAGHDAD — Baghdad police say masked gunmen have attacked gold shops in the Iraqi capital, killing 14 people before they fled with a large quantity of gold.
The police say the gunmen came in five cars, their faces covered with traditional Arab headscarves, and opened fire on 12 shops in the southwestern Baghdad neighborhood of Baiyaa before noon on Tuesday. They used guns with silencers.
Police and hospital officials say some of those killed were gold shop owners and workers and others were bystanders. All the officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.