An Assyrian Christian family of three were stabbed to death in their home in Baghdad on 8 March. The attackers then stole money and some items from the house.
Dr Hisham Shafiq al-Maskuni, 61, and his wife Dr Shaza Malik Dinno, worked at a nuns' hospital as a radiologist and gynaecologist respectively. Dr Shaza's elderly mother, Khairiyah, was the third victim. Their bodies were found by neighbours the next morning, after they noticed their door was open, and Dr Hisham's body lying in the corridor. Police later found his wife's body in the kitchen, and Khairiyah's on the second floor. A spokesperson for Iraq's Interior Ministry announced on 10 March that they had caught the suspects.