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Old 02-26-2006, 11:29 AM
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Baghdad mortar barrage kills 16

A barrage of mortar attacks in southern Baghdad has killed at least 16 Iraqis and injured more than 40.
A police source told the BBC that a total of eight mortars had been fired into the mainly Shia area of Doura.

The attacks come after days of sectarian tensions that have left at least 165 dead since Wednesday.

Political and militia leaders say they have made progress in talks to curb the violence that was sparked by the bombing of a major Shia shrine.

However, an explosion hit a Shia shrine in the southern city of Basra on Sunday.

But the bomb, placed in the building's toilets, caused little damage and there were no serious injuries.

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