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Several Killed As Iraqi Gunmen Open Fire On Liquor Stores

Iraqi officials say at least 11 people have been killed after gunmen opened fire on a line of liquor stores in the capital Baghdad.

Iraqi security officials said that the gunmen, who were traveling in four cars, attacked a row of alcohol shops in Baghdad’s Zayouna area on the evening of May 14.

Officials said at least five people were also wounded in the attack.

Nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack.

With alcohol forbidden in Islam, liquor stores have been a prime target for extremist groups.

The stores have also been targeted because they are often staffed by Iraq's persecuted religious minorities.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP