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 Baghdad church bombings

There were quite a number of church bombings leading up to this. I did not see this posted on SI. This may be the only non-house Church in the city. Andrew White has filled a unique role in Baghdad among Christian, Jewish and Muslim concerns.

Monday, 26 October 2009
[b]Iraq bombing Leaves Baghdad Church Nearly Ruined [/b]

Iraq's deadliest bombing in two years left a Baghdad church littered with body parts and nearly ruined.

Canon Andrew White, the Anglican leader of St. George's church in Baghdad, said the twin truck bombing Sunday "almost totally ruined" the church compound, which includes a medical clinic, bookstore and school.

"Everything is destroyed," he wrote Sunday in an e-mail update. "The windows themselves were all blown out. Not just the glass but the frames were even blown out. All of the cars in the compound were destroyed. Even the Danish Memorial was destroyed. Almost everything we put in the church and clinic is totally destroyed."

More than 150 people were killed Sunday and another 600 injured when two suicide car bombs blew up almost simultaneously outside the Justice Ministry and city government offices in downtown Baghdad. The coordinated attacks were the deadliest since a series of massive truck bombs in northern Iraq killed nearly 500 villagers in August 2007, the Associated Press reported....

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 2009/11/2 12:49Profile

 Re: Baghdad church bombings

Pray for the continual strenghtening of the church in muslim countries!

 2009/11/2 14:33

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