Baghdad, Samarra curfews extended after attack

February 23, 2006 12:57


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The Iraqi government announced Thursday it had extended the curfew in Baghdad and Salaheddin province for two days in the wake of the Samarra bombing. All leaves and passes for Iraqi soldiers and police were cancelled and personnel ordered to report to their units. The curfew order takes effect immediately and will remain in force Thursday and Friday, the Cabinet said in a statement. The new curfew hours are from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. The curfew in baghdad had been from midnight to 5 a.m. Ministries of Defense and Interior cancelled all leaves and passes for soldiers and police and ordered them to report to their units, which were placed on maximum alert. The Defense Ministry runs the army and the Interior Ministry controls the police.

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