BAGHDAD (AP) - Police say gunmen in Iraq have killed a Shiite family of six, including four children.
The killings happened Monday afternoon about 25 miles south of Baghdad, said police commander Maj. Aziz Al-Amarah. He said the motive was not known.
The victims were a married couple and their four children, ages 11, 10, 9 and 6. The father owns a clothing shop in the area.
The violence comes after several bloody days in Iraq. On Friday, gunmen killed 24 villagers execution-style in a Sunni area. And suicide bombers detonated three car bombs on Sunday near foreign embassies in Baghdad, killing more than 40 people.
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