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An elderly Christian couple in the Ghadir district of Baghdad was killed when terrorists placed a bomb outside of their home, rang the doorbell and then fled. Fawzi Rahim, 76, and Janet Mekha, 78, were killed instantly when they opened the door. The bombing happened at the same time other Christian-owned homes and neighbourhoods throughout Baghdad were being attacked. Thirteen people were wounded in the attacks.

Pray Christians in Iraq will experience the Lord's rest and peace (John 14:27, Matthew 11:28-30). Pray He will strengthen the small church. May they remain steadfast in their faith and be the light of Christ in this troubled nation.

You can read more about the suffering of Christians in Iraq at the Iraq Country Report.