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Iraqi Police: Seven Killed In Attack On Mosul Home

Iraqi police say gunmen have stormed a home in the former Al-Qaeda stronghold of Mosul, killing six women and a man before fleeing the scene.

Police officials say four gunmen were involved in the raid on the house in the northern city of Mosul early today.

A motive for the killings was not immediately known, although a policeman said it appeared to be a terrorist attack.

A morgue official at Mosul's hospital confirmed the death toll.

Mosul is a former stronghold for Al-Qaeda and there are still pockets of Sunni insurgents around the city, about 360 kilometers northwest of Baghdad.

compiled from agency reports