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Middle East Live: Bahrain --- Security Forces Raid Home of Top Shia Cleric

Sheikh Isa Qassim Iraq: 32 Dead In Explosions Outside Sunni Mosque in Baquba

Reuters are reporting that at least 32 people have died in twin explosions outside a Sunni mosque in Baquba, about 50 km (30 miles) northeast of Baghdad.

According to Reuters, police and medics said the blasts occurred after Friday prayers --- when worshippers would have been exiting the mosque.

Bahrain: Security Forces Raid Home of Sheikh Isa Qassim

Security forces raided the home of Shiekh Isa Qassim early Friday in Diraz, about 10 kilometers (six miles) west of the capital Manama.

Qassim was not at home at the time, but his family members were present.

After the officers searched the home, police helicopters patrolled the area for hours.

Qassim has prominently supported the protests and calls for reforms that escalated in February 2011.

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