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Aide to Top Shiite Cleric, and 5 Others, Are Killed in Iraq

Gunmen shot and killed an assistant to Iraq’s most powerful Shiite Muslim cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, together with the aide’s son and four bodyguards, an official in the ayatollah’s office in the Shiite holy city of Najaf said today. The shooting took place late Wednesday as the assistant, Sheik Mahmoud Finjan al-Madaini, was returning from leading sunset prayers at his local mosque in the town of Madain, about 12 miles southeast of Baghdad, the official said.Full Story

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