BAGHDAD, Dec 23 (KUNA) -- Six people were killed in two separate explosions
in Iraq on Wednesday, police said.
A police source told KUNA explosives went off close to a crowd of Muslim
Shiites who were holding a service marking the religious occasion, Ashoura, in
the district of Al-Mashtal in eastern sector of the capital.
The blast killed three people and wounded 28 others. The casualties were
whisked to hospitals.
Meanwhile in the northern city of Mosul, three civilians were killed and
five others were wounded in a blast near a church of the Chrisitian Syriatic
community in the center of the city.
Four churches and a convent were attacked in Mosul over the past six weeks.
Gunmen killed five Christians and kidnapped others, seeking ransom. (end)
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