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Inter-Shi'ite tension mounts in Baghdad after clashes

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By Huda Majeed and Ahmed Rasheed

BAGHDAD, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Tension between Iraq's Shi'ite leaders mounted on Sunday as the toll from protests in central Baghdad on Saturday increased to six killed, five demonstrators loyal to the fiery cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and one policeman.

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