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Iraq forces on alert as killings mount

Iraq canceled all leave for the police and army and placed them on the highest alert as the death toll mounted on Thursday in sectarian violence that has swept the country after bombs wrecked a major Shi’ite shrine. The main Sunni political group pulled out of U.S.-sponsored talks on joining a national unity government, blaming the ruling Shi’ite Islamists for attacks on Sunni mosques and dozens of killings since Wednesday’s suspected al Qaeda bomb attack that destroyed the Shi’ites’ Golden Mosque in Samarra. Full Story

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