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Iraqi Christians targeted in another slew of attacks

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(Read caption) Residents gather around a damaged vehicle after a bomb attack in Baghdad, on Nov. 10, killing at least three Iraqi Christians and wounding 26.

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A series of bombings across Baghdad Wednesday morning targeted Christian homes, killing at least three and wounding 26.

The attacks came just 10 days after Islamist militants stormed a church during Sunday mass, eventually killing more than 50 people, mostly Christian worshipers. It was the worst attack on Iraqi Christians in recent history, and it has increased fear that more of Iraq’s already dwindling Christian community will leave Iraq and seek safer homes abroad.

In Wednesday’s attacks, militants used two mortar shells and 10 homemade bombs to target Christian homes throughout Baghdad, reports Agence France-Presse. It followed on the heels of the firebombing of three Christian homes in the Mansur neighborhood Tuesday, in which no one was killed.

The Associated Press reports that four people were killed, and 19 were wounded, while other news agencies reported that at least three were killed. The AP reports that it was not known whether the dead were Christians.


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