Daesh terrorists armed with AK-47s have killed 14 people at the headquarters of a Real Madrid supporters club in Iraq.
Nearly 30 people were injured during the deadly attack on unsuspecting football supporters in Samarra, Baghdad – the Mirror reports.
ISIS massacre 14 Real Madrid fans at supporters club https://t.co/No6M10AP2w
— Priya Grewal (@PriyaGrewal1) May 13, 2016
President of the Baghdad supporters club, Ziad Subhan, said:
They [ISIS] don’t like football, they think it’s anti-Muslim. This is a terrible tragedy.
Pictures emerging on social media show the meeting space covered in bullet holes and bloodstains. Signs of struggle or flight can be seen in a room full of scattered armchairs with an upturned chair in the centre.
Before this horrific attack, members of the club are said to have regularly met for coffee and to re-watch old Real Madrid games or live matches when they were on.
ISIS thugs massacre 14 Real Madrid fans in savage gun attack https://t.co/M49RRf4Gxu
— Football updates (@Madridupdates1) May 13, 2016
Ziad Subhan described the attack:
A group of Islamic terrorists, from ISIS, came into the café, armed with AK-47s, shooting at random at everyone who was inside.
Supporters clubs throughout the Middle East have spoken out in solidarity after the attack, claiming ‘the very youngest, innocent members of the association’ were targeted in the attack.
BREAKING: Armed ISIS jihadists slaughter 16 Real Madrid fans at supporters' club https://t.co/atWotZ12XR
— LEE HUDSON (@LEEHUDSON7) May 13, 2016
This attack comes just two days after the worst violence seen in Baghdad so far this year.
Earlier this week, 90 people were killed in multiple blasts across the City.
We share the sentiments of LaLiga in the wake of this latest atrocity: