Gunmen kill Christian woman in Baghdad home

The incident is under investigation and is considered an armed robbery.

Updated: Jan 03, 2011, 16:03 PM IST

Baghdad: Iraqi officials say a Christian woman was killed after gunmen broke into her house in downtown Baghdad.

The assault is the latest in a string of attacks on Iraq`s dwindling Christian community since 68 people died in the October siege of a Baghdad church.

A police official said gunmen broke into the woman`s house in Baghdad`s Karradah district at dawn on Monday.

Police said they shot the woman, who is believed to have been in her 50s, and stole cash and gold.

Police added that the incident is under investigation and is considered an armed robbery.

Officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to release the information.

Bureau Report