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Gunmen target Christian homes, 1 killed

Gunmen target Christian homes, 1 killed

Iraqi officials say gunmen hurled grenades at the homes of two Christian families in Baghdad, killing at least one person.
Police said in one attack, assailants in southwestern Baghdad Thursday threw two grenades inside the home of a Christian family, killing one person and injuring another four.
In a different neighborhood in eastern Baghdad, militants threw a grenade inside another Christian home. Two people were injured in that attack.
The twin attacks are sure to ratchet up tension among the tiny Christian community still living in Baghdad. At least 68 people were killed in October when militants stormed a Baghdad church during Mass and took the congregation hostage.
Thousands of Iraqi Christians have fled to northern Iraq, fearing further attacks.


Updated : 2021-04-11 06:19 GMT+08:00