AP: Shadowy Messianic Cult in Iraq killed 50 people today.

Clashes kill nearly 50 in southern Iraq

By CHRISTOPHER CHESTER, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 16 minutes ago

BAGHDAD – Violence left nearly 50 people dead in two major southern cities Friday when members of a shadowy, messianic cult attacked police and fellow Shiite worshippers — a year after a similar plot was foiled during Shiite Islam’s most important holiday.

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