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String of bombings in Iraq; Baghdad church among targets

Catholic World News - March 20, 2012

A Syrian Orthodox church in Baghdad was among the targets as Iraqi terrorists set up more than 20 bombs on March 20, marking the 9th anniversary of the US military offensive against the regime of Saddam Hussein.

Two guards were killed and several people were injured at the church of St. Matthew. The overall toll from the March 20 bombings included dozens of deaths and more than 200 injuries.

Church officials in Baghdad were not sure whether the Syrian Orthodox church was the intended target of the bombers. Christians have suffered heavily at the hands of Islamic extremists in the years since the US invasion.

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