Iraqi police are reporting a new attack on Christians in Baghdad by gunmen who broke into the home of an elderly couple and killed them.

It was the latest in a series of attacks on the country’s Christian minority, which has been fleeing the country in droves since an Oct. 31 assault on a Catholic church that killed 68.

Al-Qaida’s front group in Iraq has threatened Christians, saying the violence is retribution for Egypt’s Coptic Church holding women captive for converting to Islam.

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