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May 4, 2005 3:00 AM

Student's slaying inflames ethnic tensions at Baghdad University

Masar Sarhan, a popular student leader at Baghdad University, threw a party on campus this week to celebrate the Shiite Muslim leaders of Iraqs new government. Religious songs blared and students read poetry congratulating the Shiites for taking power. Four hours later, three gunmen followed 24-year-old Sarhan and shot him to death blocks from his home in the capital. Sarhans murder was a disaster for Baghdad University officials whod been trying to quell sectarian problems among students since the January elections.

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