ISIS slaughtered 12 Real Madrid fans in Iraq while they were enjoying the Champions League finals. Four militants burst into the Real Madrid fan club located in Baquba and ruthlessly killed the supporters, according to Daily Mail.
The victims were aged between 18 to 30 and are all believed to be Iraqi citizens. Eight others have been injured in the attack.
The attack took place at the end of the match between Real Madrid and Atletico, just before Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty shoot-out, said Ziad Albidani, president of the Real fan club in Baakouba.
“It was a similar type of attack to the one that took place earlier in the month. Twelve people have been killed and at least eight wounded and have been taken to a hospital,” said Albidani.
Real Madrid beat the city rival Atletico by 5-3 in the final penalty shootout on Saturday.
Florentino Perez, Real Madrid president, dedicated the Milan victory in honor of the fans killed in the attack.
On 13 May, a group of ISIS militants burst into the Al Furat cafe in Balad, which is 50 miles north of Baghdad. It claimed 16 lives and injured more than 20 people; claiming the responsibility of the attacks. It was the first attack against the real Madrid fans in Iraq.
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“Real Madrid profoundly laments the terrible attack today in Iraq which has ended the life of 16 members of a Madrid fan club and that injured more than 20.” stated the club on the first attack.
The group also expressed its sadness and condolences to the victims and their families.
“Football and sports will always be places of meeting, harmony and peace which no savage terrorism will overcome.” the group said in a report by Mirror.
‘Madrid fans around the world weep today for its fans, who will never be forgotten.’ it added.