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Iraqis Sunnis Accuse Shi'ite Militia Of Burning Mosques

A coffin being placed on a car ahead of a mass funeral in the city of Al-Najaf on November 24 (epa) November 24, 2006 -- Sunni residents in a northwest Baghdad neighborhood say Shi'ite militiamen today destroyed four Sunni mosques and killed many people.

Unnamed security officials confirmed the reports, saying clashes between Sunni residents and Shi'ite militiamen were continuing in Al-Hurriyah, a mixed Sunni-Shi'ite neighborhood.

According to reports from residents and police officials, the fighting has cost the lives of at least 24 people.

The clashes come a day after a series of car bombs killed 215 people in Al-Sadr City, a mostly Shi'ite part of the capital.

Violence outside the capital killed at least 23 people in the northern city of Tal Afar.

(compiled from agency reports)

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