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Iraqi inmates shot dead after attempted jail break

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Iraqi inmates shot dead after attempted jail break


There are conflicting reports about a riot at a Baghdad military base. Iraqi forces say they have shot dead several prisoners after a detainee grabbed a weapon from a guard and opened fire. The incident took place at the Adala army base – known to US forces as Camp Justice – in the northern, Shi’ite district of Kadhimiya. According to one source, at least six guards were fatally wounded before police began firing at unarmed inmates. But an Interior Ministry official says more than 20 prisoners were killed. At least three prisoners are unaccounted for and may have escaped. Doctors at a nearby hospital said they have only received five bodies from the camp.

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