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Iraqi workers shot dead on buses
Family and friends mourn the victims of a suicide bomb attack on a Baghdad police station on Sunday that killed at least 25 people
Bomb attacks and shootings are a part of daily life in Iraq
Gunmen have killed at least 12 Iraqi workers travelling home by bus from a factory in the western outskirts of the capital, Baghdad.

The attackers followed two buses as they left the government-owned company in the Abu Ghraib area, a security official was quoted as saying.

Hospital officials said 32 people had been injured in the attack.

Insurgents have been targeting Iraqis believed to be working for the US-backed government.

The latest attack targeted the employees of a firm owned by the ministry of industry and minerals, security official Barakat al-Khazraji was quoted by the Associated Press news agency as saying.

They were heading home to Baghdad's Shia neighbourhoods of Sadr City and Shula, said a police sergeant, Ahmed Ali said.

Police put the death toll at 12 but hospital sources said the final number could be as high as 17.

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