Up to 25 people have been killed after a group of men dressed in Iraqi army uniforms stormed five houses in a village just south of the capital Baghdad, Iraqi authorities have said.
The attack took place in a Sunni enclave called Albusaifi in the southern part of Baghdad province in the early hours of Saturday.
“Men wearing uniforms and driving vehicles similar to those used by the army stormed … houses in the village of Sufiya … and killed 25 people, including five women,” an interior ministry official said.
The victims were handcuffed and shot in the head, police said.
Later reports quoting police said that some of the victims had suffered broken arms and legs, indicating they had been tortured before they were shot.
One witness said many of the victims were so badly brutalised that they were “beyond recognition”.
You know what would help make this mess get cleaned up? GETTING OUT OF THERE.