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Easter Church Blast Wounds Four In Baghdad

The number if Iraqu Christians has dwindled since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.
Security officials say that a roadside bomb explosion wounded at least four people near a small church in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on Easter Sunday.

The bomb went off near the entrance of the Sacred Heart church, which
is surrounded by concrete blast walls, near Tahriart Square in the center of the city.

An Interior Ministry official and doctor at Ibn Nafis hospital said that two passing civilians and two policemen were wounded.

The number of Iraqi Christians has dwindled from an estimated 800,000 to 1.2 million prior to the 2003 U.S.-led invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein to about 400,000 today.

compiled from agency reports