Sunday, October 31, 2010

Bloodbath At A Baghdad Church

An Iraqi policeman conducting a security check inside a church where 10 hostages were killed. Photo from The Guardian

Baghdad Church Hostage Drama Ends In Bloodbath -- The Telegraph

Up to 25 hostages were killed during a shoot-out between US and Iraqi forces and al-Qaeda-linked gunmen in a Catholic church in Baghdad on Sunday.

American soldiers and Iraqi security forces had entered the church in the centre of the city to free 40 worshippers being held by eight gunmen.

Seven members of Iraq's security forces, police and at least five of the attackers were also killed during the joint rescue operation in the Sayidat al-Nejat church.

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More News On Today's Bloodbath At A Christian Church In Baghdad

At least 7 worshipers, 7 Iraqi troops die in takeover of Baghdad church -- Washington Post
Christian worshippers killed in Baghdad church raid -- The Guardian
Iraqi forces free hostages from church; 19 killed -- Yahoo News/AP
At least 30 die in Iraq church attack -- UPI
Seven Christians killed in Baghdad church drama -- Yahoo News/AFP
Iraqi Forces Storm a Church With Hostages in a Day of Bloodshed -- New York Times

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