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Gunmen storm Baghdad money exchange, kill 3

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi police say gunmen killed three people in an afternoon heist at a Baghdad money exchange.

It's the latest in a recent series of brash daylight attacks on Baghdad banks, financial and trade centers, many of which have been blamed on al-Qaida militants.

Police officials say the gunmen opened fire on bystanders outside the exchange office in the Iraqi capital's southeastern New Baghdad neighborhood.

They did not immediately know how much money the robbers got away with in Thursday's heist.

Hospital officials confirmed that three people were killed, including the owner of the money exchange. They say five passers-by were wounded.

All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk to the media.


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