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U.S. soliders inspect the site at Sheik Abdel Kader mosque where bomb-making materials were discovered by the Iraqi Army, on May 8 (epa)
May 23, 2006 -- Iraqi security officials say a bomb exploded outside a Shi'ite mosque in Baghdad today, killing at least 11 people and wounding several others.
The explosion happened at the Imam al-Muntadher mosque in the capital's Tunis district as worshippers were leaving the building after prayers. Reports say the bomb was hidden in a motorcycle.
U.S. and Iraqi officials say that Sunni Arab militants are conducting most of the attacks against Shi'ite targets in Iraq in a bid to incite sectarian conflict.
High Two-Month Toll
Also today, the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq today said that acts of violence have killed nearly 2,500 people and forced more than 85,000 to flee their homes in Iraq since March.
The mission said that the destinations of the displaced families break along sectarian lines, with Sunnis from the south heading to Anbar, Salaheddin and Diyala provinces, and Shiites heading from Baghdad to the southern
(AFP, AP, Reuters)