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Iraq Mosque Bombing in Najaf Kills Up To 20 Including Top Shiite Cleric

August 29, 2003
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Leading Shiite Muslim politician Ayatollah Mohammed Baqr al-Hakim was among the 20 people reportedly killed this morning when a car bomb exploded outside a mosque in the holy city of Najaf. The bomb exploded near the Tomb of Ali, one of the holiest shrines for Shiite Muslims.

We go to Iraqi to speak with Christian Science Monitor Scott Peterson for the latest on this breaking news story.

  • Scott Peterson, Christian Science Monitor reporter in Iraq.

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