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Iraq violence keeps sectarian tension high

A bomb explosion in a minibus killed five people in the Shi’ite Sadr City district of Baghdad on Thursday, helping to keep sectarian tensions on the boil after a week of violence that has claimed hundreds of lives. Police said eight people were also wounded in the blast in Sadr City. Such attacks have been rare inside the slum area, a stronghold of radical Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who has promoted solidarity with Sunni Arab insurgents. Full Story

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