US-Shia Clash Erupts in Baghdad

World | September 25, 2005, Sunday // 00:00
US-Shia Clash Erupts in Baghdad Four militiamen loyal to Iraq's radical Shia cleric, Moqtada Sadr, have been killed in clashes with US forces in Baghdad overnight. Photo by WN

Four militiamen loyal to Iraq's radical Shia cleric, Moqtada Sadr, have been killed in clashes with US forces in Baghdad overnight. It is the first such fighting since a rebellion by supporters of the cleric ended more than a year ago. Meanwhile, at least nine people were killed in a roadside bomb explosion in eastern Baghdad. Five of the dead were reported to be police commandos. At the same time another five people were killed after a suicide attacker blew himself up in a busy marketplace in the town of Hilla.

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