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Iraq Christians bury their dead after more attacks

 Mourners carry the coffin of slain Christian Fawzi Rahim, 76, during his funeral Mass at St. George Chaldean Church in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Dec. 31...
 Christians light candles during a funeral Mass for slain Christians, Fawzi Rahim, 76, left, and Janet Mekha, 78, right at St. George Chaldean Church ...
 Mourners carry the coffin of slain Christian Fawzi Rahim, 76, during his funeral Mass at St. George Chaldean Church in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Dec. 31...
 Coffins of slain Christians, Fawzi Rahim, 76, left, and Janet Mekha, 78, right, are seen during their funeral Mass at St. George Chaldean Church in B...
 Mourners carry the coffin of slain Christian Fawzi Rahim, 76, during his funeral Mass at St. George Chaldean Church in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Dec. 31...

Iraq Violence

Mourners carry the coffin of slain Christian Fawzi Rahim, 76, during his funeral Mass at St. George Chaldean Church in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Dec. 31...

Iraq Violence

Christians light candles during a funeral Mass for slain Christians, Fawzi Rahim, 76, left, and Janet Mekha, 78, right at St. George Chaldean Church ...

Iraq Violence

Mourners carry the coffin of slain Christian Fawzi Rahim, 76, during his funeral Mass at St. George Chaldean Church in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Dec. 31...

Iraq Violence

Coffins of slain Christians, Fawzi Rahim, 76, left, and Janet Mekha, 78, right, are seen during their funeral Mass at St. George Chaldean Church in B...

Iraq Violence

Mourners carry the coffin of slain Christian Fawzi Rahim, 76, during his funeral Mass at St. George Chaldean Church in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Dec. 31...

Iraqi Christians are burying their dead after fresh attacks hit the country's dwindling Christian community that had even toned down Christmas celebrations in fear of more violence.
Father Mukhlis _ a priest at Baghdad's Our Lady of Salvation church where 68 people died during the October siege by Islamic extremists _ says as many as 12 violent incidents occurred against Christian homes across the capital Thursday night.
Police said militants targeted at least four Christian homes, killing two people in a combination of grenades and bomb attacks.
The attacks were the first since al-Qaida-linked militants last week threatened a wave of violence against Christians in Iraq.


Updated : 2021-01-23 10:05 GMT+08:00