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Mosques hit amid Baghdad clashes
by BBC (reposted)
Friday Nov 24th, 2006 7:51 PM
Gunmen have attacked a Sunni Arab area of Baghdad, burning mosques and homes, with at least 30 people reported killed, according to police officials.
The attacks were in apparent revenge for Thursday's bombings that killed more than 200 people in the Shia Sadr City district of the Iraqi capital.

Fleets of vans left Baghdad to take the coffins of those victims for burial in the ancient Shia holy city of Najaf.

The latest violence came despite a city-wide curfew and appeals for calm.

To add to the Iraqi government's woes, a key Shia group threatened to quit parliament and the cabinet if Prime Minister Nouri Maliki goes ahead with a planned meeting with President Bush next week.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6181638.stm