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Minst femten personer ble drept av en bilbombe som ble sprengt idet folk kom ut fra en gudstjeneste i en kirke i Bagdad 1. juledag. En annen bombe drepte seks personer i et marked i en overveiende kristen del av den irakiske hovedstaden.

Both blasts happened in the Dora area of Baghdad. The bomb outside St John’s Catholic church exploded in a parked car, shortly after an explosion at an outdoor market in the mainly Christian al-Athorien district.

No-one has yet admitted carrying out the attacks, which came as Christmas Day services were held across Iraq.

During a service at St Joseph Chaldean church in the Karrada area of the capital, Father Saad Seroub called for peace and security for all Iraqis.

Angrep mot kirker forekommer hyppig i Irak, hvis kristne befolkning antas å være mer enn halvert de siste årene.

 

BBC: Christians targeted by Baghdad bombs