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At Least 21 Dead, 40 Injured In Blast At Shi'ite Mosque

(RFE/RL) 28 February 2006 -- A car bomb explosion this evening outside a mosque in a Shi'ite neighborhood in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, left at least 21 people dead and more than 40 injured.

The Abdel Hadi Chalabi mosque is in Baghdad's northeast neighborhood of Al-Hurriya.

Earlier today, a series of bomb attacks in the capital killed at least 40 people and wounded more than 100.

The latest violence comes amid high tension between Iraq's Shi'ite and Sunni Muslim communities as a result of a series of bloody sectarian attacks in recent days which left almost 400 people dead.

(AFP, Reuters, AP)

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