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Car Bomb Attack Targets Church In Northern Iraq, Injures 14


The aftermath of a car bomb attack in front of a Christian church in Kirkuk

The aftermath of a car bomb attack in front of a Christian church in Kirkuk

Iraqi police say a car bomb attack on a Christian church in the city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq has wounded at least 14 people.

A priest was among those injured in the blast on August 2, which heavily damaged the church, forcing it to close.

Dozens of homes in the area were also damaged.

Iraqi Christians have often been targeted in attacks which have sent thousands fleeing the country since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. In the worst such attack in October 2010, Al-Qaeda-linked militants stormed a church in central Baghdad, killing some 60 people.

compiled from agency reports
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