Written By: FA ME
A series of attacks took place yesterday Saturday evening and today Sunday evening sparked in the capital Baghdad targeted 5 churches leaving 7 Christians killed and more than 30 injured.
The attacks started yesterday evening, when a group of gunmen broke into the Church of St. Joseph, forcing its guard to leave the place and planting 2 explosive devices inside the church and blow them up, which resulted severe material damage in the building, the attackers flee the place at once.
The major attacks were today Sunday evening when the believers attended the churches in the worship time. The worst attack was on the Church of Mary the Virgin when the prayer was over and the believers were on their way out, which resulted the death of 4 people and more than 20 injured.
Another explosive device was placed at the entrance of St. Peter and Paul Cathedral that reaped the soul of 5 believers and more than 10 injured. And the rest of the attacks were targeting other churches such as: St. George Church, and The Holy Heart of Jesus Church in the capital of Baghdad.
These are the first attacks that took place after the withdrawal of U.S. forces from inside the cities in Iraq. Christians have expressed their worry to this withdrawal when Iraqi Security Forces are incapable of controlling the security situation inside Iraq, and most importantly these forces are working on ethnic basis and loyal not to Iraqi people but to their sect!
Unidentified gunmen assassinated the Christian director of Financial Control in Kirkuk:
Meanwhile, the head of Financial Control in Kirkuk “Aziz Rizgo” who is a Christian person was assassinated today by unidentified gunmen. Mr. “Aziz” was driving his car and his little girl accompanying him when gunmen stopped their car and forced him to leave it and shot him before his little girl then they ran away at once. Worthy to mention, that this person is responsible of the financial allocations and disbursement of these allocations to the official departments as well as projects inside the province of Kirkuk.