A group of Islamic State terrorists armed with AK-47s attacked the headquarters of a Real Madrid supporters club – because ‘they don’t like football’.
Three gunmen opened fire around midnight at the Al Furat cafe in Balad, 50 miles north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
It is believed at least 16 people – mainly Real Madrid fans but also cafe staff and other customers – were killed more than 20 people injured.
Islamic State later claimed responsibility, while gruesome pictures and video have emerged illustrating the aftermath of the bloodbath.
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.