Iraqi hostage case ends in multiple deaths

by Courtney Reigh

At least 30 people were killed and over 40 were wounded in a hostage situation Sunday at a Baghdad church.
Iraqi officials stormed the church, which held over 100 people who had been at the church for Sunday mass. Police arrested the eight gunmen, who were believed to be affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq, a militant organization affiliated with Al-Qaeda in Iraq, The New York Times said.
The gunmen had reportedly demanded the release of al-Qaeda militants in exchange for the hostages, BBC News said.

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