How Real Madrid supporters group were attacked and killed
A group of gunmen attacked a cafe in Iraq frequented by Real Madrid supporters, leaving 16 dead and over 20 more injured, according to an official announcement from the club on Friday.
Early reports indicate that the gunmen were members of the Islamic State militant group. Three men armed with machine guns attacked the al-Furat Cafe in the town of Balad, per the BBC. Balad is located roughly 78 miles north of Baghdad.
The motive for the attack remains unclear, but the AS in Spain quotes the president of the supporters group, Ziad Subhan, as saying, “they don’t like football, they think it’s anti-Muslim.”