Iraqi government declares state of emergency

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June 23, 2006 12:14

 
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The Iraqi government declared a state of emergency in Baghdad Friday, the prime minister's office said, after clashes broke out in a central district. It also imposed a 2 pm-6 am curfew, sending residents of the capital scrambling to get home before it took effect. The prime minister's office did not immediately give more details about the state of emergency, but it was announced after police said gunmen opened fire on a joint US-Iraqi patrol in the Shwaka district of central Baghdad. The patrolling forces returned fire and sealed off the area as they clashed with the gunmen, Iraqi army Maj. Ihssan Abdul Hamza said.

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