From Voice of America
Iraqi officials say 52 people, including at least 30 worshipers, are dead following a bloody standoff at a Baghdad Christian church. Iraqi forces stormed the church late Sunday, hours after militants burst into the building, taking more than 100 people inside hostage. It is not clear how many people were killed by the militants and how many died during the rescue effort. Officials said 70 people were wounded. Survivors say the militants entered with guns firing and immediately killed one of the priests at point-blank range.