Gunmen kill Iraqi priest in Baghdad

April 5th, 2008 - 7:34 pm ICT by admin  

Baghdad, April 5 (Xinhua) Unidentified gunmen shot dead a Christian priest in central Baghdad Saturday, an interior ministry source said.
The incident took place at around midday. The gunmen shot dead Yousif Adel, a priest of the Saint Peter Church, in the Karrada neighbourhood, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

Last month, the body of a Chaldean Catholic archbishop was found near the city of Mosul in northern Iraq after he was kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho, who was suffering from a heart condition, was kidnapped Feb 29 after gunmen killed his driver and two of his bodyguards, while they were leaving the city’s Holy Spirit cathedral.

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