Fearful Iraqis spent sleepless nights guarding their homes and asking who would be next after gunmen burned mosques and houses in a Sunni enclave following the worst bomb attack since the U.S. invastion. The city of 7 million was under a tight curfew for a second full day since Thursday’s bombing in which more than 200 Shi’ites died. The government called for calm, desperate to avert the sort of sharp escalation in violence that followed an attack on a Shi’ite shrine in Samarra in February. This time, many fear, such revenge attacks could push Iraq over the edge. Full Story
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