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Baghdad church footage shows aftermath of attacks

At least 52 people died when troops stormed the Baghdad church in which gunmen were holding dozens of hostages.

The Iraqi government says it had no choice but to storm the Catholic church on Sunday night. Defence Minister Abdul-Qadr al-Obeidi said the gunmen had threatened to kill all their captives.

Funerals were taking place on Monday for some of those who died.

Salah Abdul-Razaq, Governor of Baghdad described the scene inside the church.

  • 01 Nov 2010
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