For Iraqi Christian and Yazidi communities still recovering from the destruction the coronavirus poses significant risks
On Easter Sunday 2019, nearly three hundred people were killed and five hundred injured in attacks on churches and hotels.
Also a Christian married couple was kidnapped in the attack in the north-central part of the country.
This time Muslim radicals raided Hura-Maiyanga village, in the Miango area shouting the jihadist slogan “Allahu Akbar”
The suspects were planning attacks on the country’s Coptic Christians during the Holy Week and Easter Sunday.
Minister of Religious Affairs assigned commissioners to investigate the church attack
An estimated 327 million Christians are persecuted for their faith. That’s about the same number as the population in the U.S.
Last year, between 1,000 and 1,200 Christians were killed by Fulani attackers, Intersociety estimated.
"These are horrific, opportunistic attacks on people who are defenceless in their homes during lockdown,”