Gunmen kill 20 Shi'ite Iraqi pilgrims: source

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 12, 2011 5:09 PM

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen killed 20 Iraqi Shi'ite pilgrims in the mainly Sunni western province of Anbar on Monday, an Interior Ministry source said.

The source said the pilgrims, who were traveling in a bus to Syria, were shot at a checkpoint set up by the gunmen.

(Reporting by Rania El Gamal; Writing by Serena Chaudhry)