Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Nineveh car bomb targets Christian students
Sunday, May 2nd 2010 12:15 PM
Nineveh, May 2 (AKnews) -"On Sunday, a car bomb targeted a bus that transports Christian students to Mosul university and the causalities are not known yet," according to an official security source in the Iraqi police.
"A car bomb targeted a bus transporting Christian students to Mosul university at Karamah intersection, south of a common points east of Mosul."
"The causalities are not known yet and the car is not known whether it was driven by a suicidal bomber or was parked on the side of the road.”
The buses that transport Christian students to Mosul University are accompanied by military protection from the Iraqi army.
An explosion had also targeted a bus transporting Christian students to Mosul University on April 19, but caused no casualties.
The Christians and their churches are attacked from time to time by armed groups, particularly in Baghdad and Nineveh.
The attacks against them increased before the parliamentary elections that took place on the seventh of March, and within10 days eight people were killed in Mosul, thus promoting them to migrate back towards safer areas, particularly in Kurdistan provinces.
Mosul is 405 km north of Baghdad with multi ethnic groups and nationalities, has been the scene of armed actions since the fall of the former regime in 2003, despite the application of more than one security plan, it is still instable especially after the withdrawal of U.S. troops from it at the end of last June.