AAA  Jul. 12, 2014 4:31 PM ET
Gunmen kill at least 33 in raid on Baghdad complex
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In this Friday, July 11, 2014 photo, an Islamic militant speaks to people during a celebration of their declaration of an Islamic state at a mosque in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq. Sunni militants seized control of the Anbar city of Fallujah, and parts of Ramadi in January. The government has since reasserted its control of Ramadi, but Fallujah remains in insurgent hands. (AP Photo)
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(AP) — Iraqi police say gunmen have killed at least 33 people, including 29 women, in a raid on two buildings in a housing complex in Baghdad.

Police officials say the gunmen showed up in four-wheel drive vehicles before storming the buildings in the Zayounah neighborhood in eastern Baghdad. They say at least 18 people were wounded.

Police have cordoned off the area.

An Interior Ministry official and hospital officials confirmed the casualty figures.

The motive behind the killings was not immediately clear.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.

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