TV News LIES

Thursday, Jun 30th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News International Christmas Day bombings in Iraq's capital kill 37

Christmas Day bombings in Iraq's capital kill 37

E-mail Print PDF

Iraq bombingsMilitants 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.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Rebels seize air base to cut off Islamic State transit between Iraq, Syria

Rebels seize ISIL air baseSyrian rebels backed by the United States on Wednesday seized the Hamdan small airport near the...

Israel, Turkey normalize diplomatic relations after six years

Israel - Turkey diplomatic relationsTurkey and Israel reached an agreement to normalize diplomatic relations after six years, paving the way...

Three explosions at Turkish airporrt; mulitple injuries

Attaturk airport explosionsAt least 36 people have been killed and nearly 150 others injured following explosions at Istanbul's...

Lebanon attack: Suicide bombers strike Christian village of Qaa

Lebanon attack on QaaAt least five people have been killed and more than a dozen wounded in suicide bombing...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!