Pre-Christmas attack on a church killed three people and left several injured in the Iraqi city of Mosul. A handcart used to carry flour, left across the street exploded. "Christians are being targeted during Christmas time, the security forces, police and army must provide security, the police and army are responsible for this," said Father Abdul Massih Dalmay of the church. A hospital official in Mosul, north of Baghdad, told media that the two dead were Muslims according to their identity cards."