Iraqi Insurgents’ Liquor Store Assault Kills 12

Posted on: May 15th, 2013 by ABC News No Comments

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) — Some ultra-conservative militants are not happy that alcohol is available in Baghdad, especially since Muslims are supposed to shun liquor because Islamic law prohibits it.

Insurgents let their distaste for booze be known in Iraq’s capital on Tuesday when they shot up a row of liquor stores in an eastern part of the city that is predominantly Shiite.

At least 12 people were reportedly killed in the attack, which was carried out by carloads of assailants using silencers to shoot up the establishments.

Police said three store owners and nine customers died in the bloody assault.  Three other people were seriously wounded.

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