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Gunmen Ransack Talabani Party Office In Iraq


http://gdb.rferl.org/797CF900-7758-40F9-B11A-0BC7D790624C_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/797CF900-7758-40F9-B11A-0BC7D790624C_mw800_mh600.jpg Iraqi President Jalal Talabani (file photo) (epa) August 11, 2006 -- Gunmen have smashed and burned the offices of the Iraqi president's Kurdish party in the city of Al-Karbala, south of Baghdad.


The assailants were reportedly angry about criticism in the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan's official newspaper of a Shi'ite cleric.


The article stated that the cleric, Muhammad al-Yakubi, was trying to ignite a war between Shi'a and Kurds.

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