Death toll in Baghdad brothel raid rises to 31

Baghdad prostitution killingBAGHDAD: The death toll from a raid on a Baghdad compound used for prostitution rose to 31 Monday, as pictures obtained by AFP offered clues to the circumstances of the carnage.

“The total number of dead now stands at 31, two of them men,” Interior Ministry spokesman Saad Maan said.

Gunmen stormed two buildings in Baghdad’s residential district of Zayouna, known in the area for housing rented flats where a notorious pimp kept a “stable” of up to 60 women.

Photographs taken soon after the killings on Saturday evening showed a man, identified by police sources as the pimp, lying dead in a pool of blood alongside one of his presumed henchmen.

The pair, the only male victims of the raid, appeared to have had their hands tied behind their backs before being executed. [ arabnews.com ]

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