Rome, Italy, Aug 2, 2011 / 11:52 am
A car bomb attack upon a Catholic church in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk has injured 23 people – two critically.
The bomb was exploded outside the Holy Family Syro-Catholic Church at approximately 5:30 a.m. on Aug. 2. At the same time security forces disabled two other similar car bombs parked outside two other Christian churches in northern Iraqi city.
“The terrorists want to make us flee Iraq, but they will fail,” local priest, Father Haithem Akram, told Associated Press.
“We are staying in our country. The Iraqi Christians are easy targets because they do not have militias to protect them. The terrorists want to terrorize us, but they will fail.”