6 children , 8 women and 2 men from one shia family killed by Anti Shia terrorist in Iraq
According to Reuters, Gunmen shot dead at least 16 members of a Shia Muslim family before blowing up their two neighboring homes south of the Iraqi capital overnight, police and medics said. ( 6 Children and 8 Women were among the dead people)
The attack took place in the town of Latifiya, around 40 km (25 miles) from Baghdad, in a volatile area known as the “triangle of death”.
It was not immediately clear who carried out the attack but Sunni militants who view Shia as apostates have been regaining momentum in their insurgency and striking with a ferocity not seen in years.
“We were sitting in our house when some gunmen opened fire at us through the windows,” said a teenage girl wearing a red headscarf and dress, seated on the bed of her 6-year-old brother in a hospital ward. Both their heads were bandaged.
“My father stood and moved toward the door. They shot him dead immediately. They shot my sister dead. They were shooting randomly.”
Outside the hospital, people thought to be relatives of the victims wept as they waited to receive the bodies of the dead, which included women and children. One woman struck her head in grief, crying “God is Greatest!”
About 800 Iraqis were killed in August, according to the United Nations, with more than a third of the attacks in Baghdad.
Late on Tuesday, a series of car bombs across Baghdad killed nearly 60 people in predominantly Shi’ite districts, police and medics said.
Separately on Wednesday, a suicide bomber attacked a police headquarters in the northern city of Mosul, killing five policemen. A roadside bomb also struck a patrol in Tarmiya, north of Baghdad, killing five soldiers.
Shia Rights Watch, death count data base shows increase of attacks on past two months. Lack of security and increase of Anti Shia terrorist preach to uneducated people is one of the causes on killing Shia Muslims.