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Model and Instagram star, 22, is shot dead by gunmen in Iraq

An Iraqi model and Instagram  influencer was shot dead by unknown gunmen in Baghdad on Thursday morning.

Tara Fares, 22, who had almost three million followers on the social media site, was killed by shortly before 6am local time in the city’s Kam Sara neighborhood. She was taken to Baghdad’s Sheik Zaid hospital, where doctors told local media she had suffered three bullet wounds.

The Interior Ministry announced it had opened an investigation into the model’s death, according to Kurdistan 24.It is unclear who killed Ms Fares.Her death comes just days after the death of Suad al-ali, an Iraqi human rights activist who was shot and killed in her car in the southern city of Basra