Attack on bus in Iraq kills 51 prisoners, 9 policemen

Updated: 2014-07-24 15:40


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BAGHDAD - A shooting and bombing attack on a bus in Iraq killed 51 prisoners and nine policemen on Thursday, Ministry of Justice and medical sources said.

The bus was transporting prisoners from a military base in the town of Taji to Baghdad when it was hit by roadside bombs, the sources said. Gunmen then opened fire.