Skip to comments.Christmas Day Bombings in Iraq's Capital Kill 37
Posted on 12/25/2013 8:12:26 AM PST by marshmallow
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Militants in Iraq targeted Christians in three separate Christmas Day bombings in Baghdad, killing at least 37 people, officials said Wednesday.
In one attack, a car bomb went off near a church in the capital's southern Dora neighborhood, killing at least 26 people and wounding 38, a police officer said.
Earlier, two bombs ripped through a nearby outdoor market simultaneously in the Christian section of Athorien, killing 11 people and wounding 21, the officer said.
The Iraq-based leader of the Chaldean Catholic Church, Louis Sako, said the parked car bomb exploded after Christmas Mass and that none of the worshippers were hurt. Sako said he didn't believe the church was the target.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks, but Iraq's dwindling Christian community, which is estimated to number about 400,000 to 600,000 people, often has been targeted by al-Qaida and other insurgents who see the Christians as heretics.
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The united States needs to be importing these Christians in Iraq, Iran, Africa into the US - not the Moslems!
Let them have their sewer of nations - and let Moslems turn on each other while the rest of humanity moves forward in technology and general life!
“The Religion of Pieces” strikes again.
Obama’s buddies busy doing his work, while he lazes on the beach and ignores Christmas.
Elections have consequences and it is the Christians who elected him even after he declared that he would side with the Muslims.
So the country is at war with Islam but elects a Muslim as prez.
Prayers for these Chaldean Catholics.
Just a couple minor little bumps on the nation building road.