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Iraqi premier seeks truce with Sadr forces

Latest update : 2008-04-05

Despite a bomb attack near Sadr City on Saturday that killed at least three people, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki ordered Iraqi security forces to cease operations against militants serving Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.

A bomb exploded in a bus near Baghdad's Sadr City district killing at least three people on Saturday, security officials said.
  
At least 16 passengers were also wounded in the blast that struck at around 8:30 am (0530 GMT).
  
The explosion took place around 200 metres (yards) from Sadr City in Beirut Square as the bus was leaving the district.
  
A vehicle curfew has been in place in Sadr City since last Thursday when heavy clashes between Shiite militiamen and security forces broke out in the sprawling neighbourhood of some two million people.
  
Since then buses have been picking up people from the edge of Sadr City.

Date created : 2008-04-05

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