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Last Updated: Sunday, 22 July 2007, 00:04 GMT 01:04 UK
Iraq 'football' gunfire kills two
Iraqi football fans celebrate in Baghdad
Hundreds of Iraqi fans celebrated the victory in Baghdad
At least two people have been killed in Baghdad by gunshots fired to celebrate the Iraqi football team's quarter-final victory in the Asian Cup, police say.

At least 15 people were wounded when football fans fired weapons in the air across the Iraqi capital after their team beat Vietnam 2-0 in Bangkok.

Hundreds of people swarmed out of their houses after the match, dancing in the streets and waving national flags.

Iraqi leaders congratulated the team on a "glorious victory".

Many Iraqis - who face almost daily violent attacks - have taken great delight in revelling in the progress of their national team in the Asian Cup.

It is the second time that Iraq have reached the semi-final stage at the competition.

They will now play the winner of the Iran-South Korea quarter-final.


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