Noyan Tapan Armenian News Agency reports on 11th November 2004:
A bomb exploded near the Armenian church in Baghdad on November 9 at noon. There were no victims, but damage was caused to the building of the church.
According to the press service of the Executive Council of ARF (Dashnaktsutyun) Armenia, Paruir Hakobian, a Representative of the National Authority (Azkayin Varchoutyoun) of Baghdad, confirmed this information in his telephone conversation with the `Aztag` (Armenian daily of Beirut) editorial office. In particular, he mentioned that `the purpose of the explosion was exactly the Armenian church.`