Funerals of ethnic Turkmen Shiites killed in militant attack

World Today

Mourners in Tuz Khormato, in northern Iraq, on Wednesday buried the bodies of ethnic Turkmen Shiites killed in overnight violence by Sunni militants.

The mayor of the town said militants had attacked a cluster of villages in the Kirkuk region, killing at least 20 ethnic Turkmen Shiites and burning 13 Shiite homes.
Two more Turkmen Shiites remain missing.
Following the fighting, residents of the three villages left for Tuz Khormato, which is held by Kurdish fighters known as Peshmerga.