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Second Sunni Cleric Killed In Iraq In Two Days


http://gdb.rferl.org/E2D7375A-8731-436C-93A4-AD37E39BD63C_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/E2D7375A-8731-436C-93A4-AD37E39BD63C_mw800_mh600.jpg A destroyed mosque at the site of a suicide car bomb attack in al-Shaeb district, northeast of Baghdad, April 4 (epa) May 12, 2006 -- Iraqi police report that gunmen killed a Sunni cleric and his son as they left a mosque today in the city of Basra.

It was the second deadly attack on Iraqi Sunni leaders in two days.


Yesterday, Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, ordered a three-day closure of all mosques in the town of Zubayr, where the first killing took place, as a gesture of protest against sectarian violence.


(AP, Reuters)

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