Iraq: Gunmen target Christian homes in Baghdad, 2 killed

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December 30, 2010 23:31

 
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BAGHDAD — Militants attacked at least three Christian homes Thursday night with a combination of grenades and bombs, killing two people and sending fear into the already terrified tiny Christian community.

It was the first attack against the country's Christian community after al-Qaida-linked militants last week threatened a wave of violence against them. Christians went so far as to tone down their Christmas celebrations, but the three attacks Thursday night demonstrated the intent of militants to keep the deadly pressure on the Christian community.

In the deadliest attack, assailants in southwestern Baghdad threw two grenades inside the home of a Christian family, killing two people and injuring another five, police said.

In a different neighborhood in eastern Baghdad, militants threw a grenade into another Christian home. Two people were injured in that attack.

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