Iraq: Elderly married Christian couple killed when they returned to Baghdad to sell home

chiesa_bagdaaad-400×3001.jpg ultimo aggiornamento: A married Christian couple killed in Baghdad on Sunday had fled to the north to escape sectarian violence and returned to the capital to sell their home, according to Christian Iraqi website Ankawa

Baghdad, 6 Dec. (AKI) – A married Christian couple killed in Baghdad on Sunday had fled to the north to escape sectarian violence and returned to the capital to sell their home, according to Christian Iraqi website Ankawa.

Hakamat Jiburi and Samira Sabri were stabbed to death by assailants who broke into their Baghdad home and escaped on a scooter, according to Ankawa.

The elderly couple had fled to a village in northern Kurdistan in northern Iraq following attacks on Christians by Al-Qaeda terrorists.

Many of Iraq’s approximately 500,000 remaining Christians are living in fear of their lives after the continuing attacks and death threats unless they leave the country.

Some of Iraq’s leaders have spoken out against the violence and pledged to protect the religious minority

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