2 killed in Iraq church bombing

Baghdad, Iraq - Two people were killed and five were wounded in an bombing near a Christian church in Mosul on Wednesday, an Interior Ministry official said.

The explosive was hidden inside a handcart that was outside the church. It was not immediately clear if those killed were worshippers.

This was the second bombing near a church in Mosul in a week. On December 15, four people were killed and 40 others were injured in a car bombing near a church in western Mosul.

In July, authorities increased security around all Christian places of worship after a wave of church bombings.

Also in northwestern Baghdad, one person was killed and four others were wounded in a bombing of a bus Wednesday, an Interior Ministry official said,

Army General Riyadh Abdul Majid was shot and killed Tuesday outside his home in western Baghdad, the ministry said.

Also Tuesday, a person was wounded after a bomb hidden in a Shiite mosque exploded.