12/07/2013 19:00 GMT
BAGHDAD, December 7, 2013 (AFP) - Gunmen shot dead nine people at alcohol shops in the Iraqi capital on Saturday, security and medical officials said.
The shootings in the Waziriyah area of Baghdad also wounded at least five people, the sources said.
Militants have targeted Baghdad's liquor stores in the past, both because drinking is forbidden by Islam and because such shops are often run by religious minorities.
In May, gunmen armed with silenced weapons killed 12 people at liquor stores in the city.