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Report: Sacred Najaf mosque booby-trapped

The sacred Shiite Imam Ali mosque in Najaf is being held by 25 militants who have booby-trapped it with explosives, CNN reported Monday. In a written statement, the Interior Ministry said the unidentified group was threatening to blow up the building if it came under attack. Accordingly, the interim Iraqi government has ordered national guard forces not to target the mosque, and not to approach it. U.S. troops are under similar orders.Full Story

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