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Gunfire Erupts Near Site of Iraq Stampede

Gunfire erupted Thursday while protesters marched toward the bridge where nearly 1,000 Shiites were killed in a stampede during a religious procession, and thousands of people flocked to bury their dead from the tragedy. Government critics, meanwhile, blasted their leaders for failing to prevent the disaster. Three people were injured in the latest melee, which triggered an exchange of fire between rival neighborhoods over the Tigris River and underscored yet again the inability of the Iraqi security forces to provide order.Full Story

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