Five killed as death squads re-emerge in Baghdad

Death squads returned to the streets of Baghdad with the first targeted killing of civilians in the city for more than two years, Iraqi media reported Jan. 19. Masked gunmen walked into the office of the Mawteni charitable foundation in a Sunni part of central Baghdad and executed five employees. They also left behind a car bomb at the entrance of the building, which exploded when police arrived on the scene, injuring two officers. (London Times, Jan. 19)

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