UnNews:26 killed in Baghdad book store, "Harry Potter" books blamed
5 March 2007
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BAGHDAD, IRAQ -- At a bookstore yesterday, a stampede started when it was announced via loudspeaker that JK Rowling's famed Harry Potter book series was releasing its newest book, The Half-Blood Prince for Iraqi release and that this particular bookstore would be the first place to get said book. As is the common truth, everyone in Iraq is crazy for Harry Potter and as such, there was a massive stampede from the Orange Julius across the street to the aforementioned bookstore. Approximately 26 people were trampled and/or shot to death by eager Harry Potter fans who wanted to get their next fix. Said Al-Qaeda's spokesman when asked about this incident:
Approximately 54 people were injured in the stampede.
- Jennifer Deaton "26 killed in Baghdad" CNN, March 05, 2007