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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Two Kirkuk churches car bombed as strikes on Christian locales continue

There has been a spate of attacks on Christian targets in Iraq this week, with the latest occurring today as two car bombs exploded outside two Kirkuk churches, Reuters reported.

According to the article, “The spiritual leader of Iraq’s Catholics said on Tuesday that a recent wave of bomb attacks on churches in Baghdad and the northern city of Mosul was aimed at showing Iraq was not at peace rather than singling out Christians for persecution.”

On Sunday, “attackers bombed two churches, a convent and a church-run orphanage in the northern city of Mosul and three churches and a convent in Baghdad,” the article said, citing the Chaldean patriarch of Baghdad Emmanuel III Delly.

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