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First Mass for Iraqi Christians Since Attack

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Despite threats that more Christians will be targeted, Baghdad Christians attend Sunday services after Al-Qaeda linked militants killed some 50 Christians in Our Lady of Salvation church only a week ago.

11/8/2010 Iraq (VOA) – Iraqi Christians attended their first Sunday services since the deadly siege at a Baghdad church that left 58 people dead.

A handful of worshipers gathered at the Chaldean Church of St. Joseph as security forces stood guard outside.

The Roman Catholic church is not far from where members of an al-Qaida-linked group killed a priest and set off explosives in last Sunday’s bloody attack on the Our Lady of Salvation church during Mass.

The Islamic State of Iraq has threatened more violence against Iraq’s Christians, but some worshipers said they have no plans to flee.

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