Source: The Washington Times
Wire Service: AP
On December 8, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "Terrorists bombed two churches in Mosul yesterday, wounding three persons in a coordinated attack apparently aimed at stirring trouble among religious groups in the ethnically diverse northern city. In Baghdad, U.S. soldiers arrested several people described as suspected senior 'transnational terrorists' in a raid Monday night on a sports complex, the military said yesterday. It did not identify the suspects or their nationalities. Mosul deputy provincial Gov. Khasro Gouran said one blast struck a church about 2:30 p.m. in the eastern Wihda neighborhood, wounding three persons. An hour later, gunmen stormed a church in western Mosul, ordering several people outside before bombing it, he said."