Another Christian gunned down in Mosul

Written by  Published by:Shiite News
Published in Iraq
Wednesday, 01 December 2010


iraqUnidentified armed men have murdered another Christian in Mosul amid a string of attacks targeting the religious minority in the northern Iraqi city.

According to the Shiite News Correspondent,The gunmen broke into a house in Mosul's eastern neighborhood of al-Qadissiya on Tuesday and shot dead a Christian man as he was sitting in a room,

The attackers escaped the scene in a vehicle and their whereabouts are unknown. Police have launched an investigation to establish
On November 15, gunmen fatally shot two Christians in Mosul's central neighborhood of al-Zahra. One of the victims was a 40-year-old civil servant and the other was a mechanic.

Later in the day, assailants bombed a Christian family's house in the city. A bystander sustained injuries in the attack.

Sixty-eight people were killed last month when militants stormed a Catholic church in the Iraqi capital city, Baghdad, during a Sunday mass.

Five more people lost their lives days later when gunmen attacked Christian homes across the Iraqi capital.

Mosul, Iraq's third largest city, has been the scene of frequent shootings and bombings. The once cosmopolitan city is regarded as the last urban bastion of al-Qaeda in Iraq.

The capital of Iraq's Nineveh province, Mosul, is situated some 396 km (250 miles) northwest of Baghdad.

A host of Christian families have fled the city in fear of their lives since the March 23, 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq.

Many Iraqi families were broken up by the sectarian violence that has wracked the country in the aftermath of the war.

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On November 15, gunmen fatally shot two Christians in Mosul's central neighborhood of al-Zahra. One of the victims was a 40-year-old civil servant and the other was a mechanic.

Later in the day, assailants bombed a Christian family's house in the city. A bystander sustained injuries in the attack.

Sixty-eight people were killed last month when militants stormed a Catholic church in the Iraqi capital city, Baghdad, during a Sunday mass.

Five more people lost their lives days later when gunmen attacked Christian homes across the Iraqi capital.

Mosul, Iraq's third largest city, has been the scene of frequent shootings and bombings. The once cosmopolitan city is regarded as the last urban bastion of al-Qaeda in Iraq.

The capital of Iraq's Nineveh province, Mosul, is situated some 396 km (250 miles) northwest of Baghdad.

A host of Christian families have fled the city in fear of their lives since the March 23, 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq.

Many Iraqi families were broken up by the sectarian violence that has wracked the country in the aftermath of the war.

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