Family torn apart by murder-suicide in Hilla, south of Baghdad


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SULAIMANI — The Babil Governorate Police Command announced on Tuesday (January 18) a father in the city of Hilla committed suicide after killing his daughter and other members of the family in the center of the city.

A statement from police command noted the governorate’s police chief, Major General Khaled Turki al-Shamri, fielded a security force that cordoned off the scene of the incident where a father killed his daughter, the girl’s mother and grandmother before he committed suicide.

"The father shot his daughter this morning and killed her, and committed suicide by gunshot after killing her mother and grandmother,” the statement announced.

The bodies have been transferred to the forensics department where an investigation is ongoing to determine further details regarding the incident.

(NRT Digital Media)