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Sectarian Violence in Baghdad Kills at Least 130

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Sectarian Violence in Baghdad Kills at Least 130

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Sectarian Violence in Baghdad Kills at Least 130

Sectarian Violence in Baghdad Kills at Least 130

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Iraqi shop owners search for their belongings at the site of a car bomb in Baghdad's impoverished district of Sadr City, Nov. 23, 2006. Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Iraqi shop owners search for their belongings at the site of a car bomb in Baghdad's impoverished district of Sadr City, Nov. 23, 2006.

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A series of bombings and mortar attacks in Baghdad's Sadr City left at least 130 Iraqis dead and more than 200 others wounded.

The day's violence included an assault on Iraq's Health Ministry, which is controlled by supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.

After nightfall, the Iraqi government declared a total curfew in Baghdad until further notice.

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