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Gunmen kill 15 Iranian pipeline workers in Iraq

By The Associated Press

This article was published December 13, 2013 at 2:13 p.m.

BAGHDAD — Authorities in Iraq say gunmen have killed 15 Iranian pipeline workers and two Iraqi guards northeast of Baghdad.

A senior security official said the Friday night attack occurred in the al-Nida area when gunmen opened fire on a group of Iranian workers building a gas pipeline between Iraq and Iran.

Al-Nida is about 90 miles northeast of Baghdad. Four people, including two Iranians were wounded also in the attack.

Hospital officials confirmed the casualty figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to media.

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