Iraq Attack Kills Elderly Assyrian Couple and their Daughter At Home

Of course, you’re not going to read this in any major MSM.

Iraqi police are reporting a new attack on Christians in Baghdad by gunmen who broke into the home of an elderly couple and killed them.It was the latest in a series of attacks on the country’s Christian minority, which has been fleeing the country in droves since an Oct. 31 assault on a Catholic church that killed 68.

Police said four gunmen raided the home in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood Sunday evening and repeatedly shot the couple with silenced pistols before escaping. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to media.

AINA Update: the daughter of the elderly couple was also killed in the same attack.

via Iraq Attack Kills Elderly Assyrian Couple At Home.

But this hasn’t been the only attack against Christians in Iraq in recent weeks:

Anti-Christian violence and persecution continue in Iraq. Two days after a Christian home was attacked in Mosul (northern Iraq), two Iraqi Christians were killed in the city’s Sina’a neighbourhood.

Sources told AsiaNews that unknown thugs entered a store owned by two Christian brothers, Saad and Waad (Raad) Hanna, 43 and 40 respectively, and shot them in cold blood. Waad died instantly, Saad, two hours later.

via IRAQ Two Christian brothers killed in Mosul – Asia News.

And more: Deadly Attacks on Iraqi Christian Assyrians Continue:

On Monday evening, police found an elderly Christian woman strangled in her home in central Mosul.

The attacks on Christians started October 31 in Baghdad have extended to the northern parts of the country, such as Mosul.

Last week, a bomb attached to the vehicle of a Christian man detonated in eastern Mosul, killing him and his 6-year-old daughter, local police told CNN.

The November 16 attack came one day after two Christian men in adjacent homes were killed after gunmen stormed their houses.

Also on November 15, a bomb detonated outside a Christian home. It caused damages but no injuries.

Yesterday the Pope prayed for murdered Christians in Iraq (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) and in Egypt (1, 2, 3) and for kidnapped Christians in the Sinai desert (via):

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