A group of Islamic State terrorists armed with AK-47s attacked the headquarters of a Real Madrid supporters club killing 14 people.

Information on the incident in Samarra in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, Iraq, is just emerging.

A further 28 people were injured in the gathering of around 50 people during the terrorist attack at the centre.

Gruesome scenes have started to emerge in pictures and video on social media that illustrate the aftermath of the bloodbath.

Reuters14 dead as terrorists attack Real Madrid supporters club in Baghdad
A lone shoe lies in a pool of dark blood at the scene of the terrorist attack

Bullet holes can be seen littering a room full of armchairs with an upturned chair in the centre – and blood smeared all over the floor with a trail leading out of what appears to be a main meeting room.

In a video shot this afternoon, blood leads out on to the street from the building where a body is being carried into an emergency truck by men dressed in police and army uniforms.

Reuters14 dead as terrorists attack Real Madrid supporters club in Baghdad
An upturned chair and smears of blood on the floor depict just how chaotic and devastating the attack was

Dozens of other people have flooded the scene and are walking through the shattered glass and blood with a sense of shock. The remnants of of a blaze on at least one of the sofas can be seen which is littered with bottles of water.

Its members are said to meet at the club headquarters for coffee and to watch old Real Madrid games when there isn’t live football on. The video also shows the switched off TVs hung among portraits of Real Madrid heroes like Ronaldo on the wall.

ISIS kill 14 Real Madrid fans at supporters club
The sofas where the Real Madrid fans were targeted by ISIS terrorists with AK-47s

President of the supporters club Ziad Subhan said: “A group of Islamic terrorists, from ISIS, came into the café, armed with AK-47s, shooting at random at everyone who was inside”.

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Asked about the motives for the attack, AS reports the president said: “They don’t like football, they think it’s anti-Muslim. They just carry out attacks like this. This is a terrible tragedy”.


The official Twitter account for La Liga posted on Twitter that it was “thinking of the victims and families”.

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