29 Women Killed by Gunmen in Raid on Baghdad Housing Complex

BAGHDAD (TheBlaze/AP) —Gunmen have killed 29 women, among at least 33 dead, in a raid on two buildings in a housing complex in Baghdad, Iraqi police said.

Police officials said the gunmen showed up in four-wheel drive vehicles before storming the buildings in the Zayouna neighborhood in eastern Baghdad. They say at least 18 people were wounded.

The motive behind the killings was not immediately clear.

Police have cordoned off the area. An Interior Ministry official and hospital officials confirmed the casualty figures.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.