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Gunmen kill at least 33 in raid on Baghdad complex

BAGHDAD — 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.

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Police have cordoned off the area.

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

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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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