Bombs went off outside five Christian churches in the Iraqi capital on Sunday, in coordinated attacks that killed four people and injured more than 30, Iraqi police said.
In the most serious attack, a car bomb went off near a church on Palestine Street in eastern Baghdad, killing four people and injuring 21. A police source told Reuters at least eight Christians were among the wounded.
Shortly afterwards, a bomb outside a church in southern Baghdad's Dora district injured three people and damaged the building. Earlier, three bombs hidden in cardboard boxes exploded near the gates of churches in the Ghadir and Karrada districts of central and eastern Baghdad. One injured seven people, the others caused no injuries.