Tuesday, February 23, 2010

NEWS ALERT: Up To 6 Christians Killed In Iraq

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BAGHDAD, IRAQ (Worthy News)-- Up to six Christians have been killed in a new wave of anti-Christian violence rocking the northern city of Mosul and nearby areas, an advocacy group said.

In one of the latest incidents, two Christians students were shot in a drive by shooting Tuesday, February 26, killing one and injuring the other, said Middle East Concern (MEC) which has close contacts with Iraqi Cheirtians.

"Later that day two Christian students were kidnapped, though it is unknown if a ransom has been sought," added MEC in a statement monitored Thursday, February 18.

The violence came a day after a Christian man was killed in front of his shop in a drive by shooting, MEC said. Sunday, February 14, another Christian man was killed in his home by an armed man who forced his way into the house," the group said.

Christians have often been accused by militants of supporting the U.S. backed war on terrorism and following a "Western religion."
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