37 killed in Baghdad bomb attacks
December 26 , 2013
Iraqi militants targeted Christians in Baghdad and killed at least 37 people in two bomb attacks.
According to a police officer, one of the attacks killed 26 people and wounded 38 in the southern Dora neighborhood of the capital. The other one went off in an outdoor market in the Christian section of Athorien, killing 11 and wounding 21 people.
There have been no immediate claims of responsibility but al-Qaeda and other insurgents have often targeted the diminishing Christian community of Iraq, which numbers about 400,000 to 600,000.
Targets apart from Christians include innocent civilians in cafes, restaurants and in several other crowded places.