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14 dead after ISIS launch machine gun attack on Real Madrid fans

The tribute picture to the victims used by the La Liga Twitter account
The tribute picture to the victims used by the La Liga Twitter account

At least 14 people have been killed after Islamic State terrorists attacked the headquarters of a Real Madrid supporters club armed with AK-47s.

The incident took place in Samarra, Iraq during a gathering of the team's fans.

It is being reported that three men armed with machine guns entered a cafe around midnight and opened fire on the supporters.

Spanish publication AS is reporting that there were 50 people present at the meeting and that 20 of them are injured, some seriously.

The publication also spoke to the president of the supporters club, Ziad Subhan, who described the attack as a 'terrible tragedy' carried out by the terrorists because they think football is 'anti-Muslim'.

The official La Liga account has also paid tribute those who died in the attack.



Real Madrid have released a statement condemning the attack, and their players will wear black armbands during the title decider away to Deportivo de La Coruna tomorrow afternoon. Madrid are one point behind Barcelona with one game to play.

"Real Madrid CF deeply regrets the terrible attack today in Iraq that has claimed the lives of 16 Madrid fans and has also caused more than 20 injuries. The club offers its affection and condolences to the relatives and friends of the victims. Real Madrid extend their solidarity to all the people of Iraq. The Real Madrid players will wear black armbands tomorrow in a symbolic sign of mourning and respect."

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