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His wounds were not life-threatening, that spokesman said.
Interior Ministry spokesman Col. Adnan Abd al-Rahman said he'd received reports al-Sadr was injured in his chest and leg, but could provide no further details.
Spokesmen quoted al-Sadr as telling his followers after he was wounded: "Act wisely, don't surrender to emotions."
Al-Sadr called on his supporters to continue their Jihad even if he dies a martyr, shortly after being wounded, reports said quoting a spokesman.
Al-Sadr said talks to defuse a standoff between his al-Mahdi Army and a joint Iraq-US force have reached no deal but will continue, the reports added.
Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr is unhurt and is negotiating with the government to leave the Imam Ali shrine in the city of Najaf, Iraq (news - web sites)'s Interior Minister Falah al-Naqib said on Friday.
"Sayyed Moqtada will not be touched if he leaves the shrine peacefully. A truce has been in force since last night," Naqib told Reuters