A series of bombings and mortar attacks aimed at Christians have killed at least three people in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. Security sources said more than 20 others were wounded. The unknown attackers fired a mortar round and detonated 14 roadside bombs across the city in the space of two hours.
The bombings come ten days after a brazen assault on a Catholic church in Baghdad killed 52 people.
At the weekend, a senior Iraqi cleric in London urged Christians to flee Iraq because of the increasing danger.
The latest violence comes as talks to break Iraq’s seven-month policital deadlock broke up without agreement.