Shiite militiamen kill 70 at Iraq Sunni mosque: officials

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An Iraqi Shiite fighter, loyal to Muslim Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, takes part in military and first aid training on August 19, 2014, in the shrine city of Najaf, in central Iraq
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An Iraqi Shiite fighter, loyal to Muslim Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, takes part in military and first aid training on August 19, 2014, in the shrine city of Najaf, in central Iraq (AFP Photo/Haidar Hamdani)

Baquba (Iraq) (AFP) - Shiite militiamen gunned down 70 people at a Sunni mosque in the Hamreen area northeast of Baghdad on Friday, Iraqi officers and doctors said.

The attack on the mosque in Diyala province, which also wounded 20 people, was apparently carried out in revenge for the killing of militiamen in either clashes or a roadside bombing in the area.

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