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Are secularists, Islamists headed for confrontation in Iraq?

Following an attack against the Communist Party in southern Iraq, tensions escalated between Islamist forces and civil and secular parties.
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BAGHDAD — A recent anonymous attack on the Iraqi Communist Party office in Diwaniyah city is raising fears that animosity is intensifying between Islamist and secular activists.

At least two hand grenades were thrown into the party's office the night of April 10, causing no fatalities but significant material damage.

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