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Christmas bombings in Baghdad kill at least 37

Catholic World News - December 26, 2013

Three bombs exploded in Baghdad on Christmas Day, killing at least 37 people.

All three bombs went off in a Christian neighborhood; the third, the Associated Press reported, went off “near” a church. According to a statement from the Chaldean Catholic Patriarchate, that bomb exploded “a distance from the church” and near a police station.

“The Christian community in Iraq has suffered deliberate and senseless targeting by terrorists for many years, as have many other innocent Iraqis," the US embassy said in a statement. “The United States abhors all such attacks and is committed to its partnership with the government of Iraq to combat the scourge of terrorism.”

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