Two Christians killed in Iraq9 January 2013
Two Christians have been killed a day apart in the Iraqi city of Mosul amid worsening terrorist attacks.
Yesterday medical student Ayyoub Fauzi Auyyoub Al Sheikh died when a car bomb exploded outside a supermarket. Dozens of others were wounded.
On Monday police found the body of a Christian woman with her throat cut. AsiaNews identified her as a 54-year-old Chaldean Catholic teacher named Shdha Elias.
Christians are increasingly caught in the crossfire as Sunnis, Shias, Arabs, Kurds and Turkmen vie for power and control. Christians have also been directly targeted for murder and kidnapping for the purpose of extortion.
In 2008 the Archbishop of Mosul Faraj Rahho was kidnapped and later found dead, and in 2007 a Mosul priest, Fr Ragheed Ganni, and three deacons were shot dead outside their church.
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