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Baghdad lockdown ordered in bid to stop bombers

Tens of thousands of Iraqi security personnel are to form a tight cordon around Baghdad involving hundreds of checkpoints in a bid to stem a spate of deadly car bombings, Defence Minister Saadun al-Dulaimi told reporters. “We’re going to set up a security cordon around Baghdad … and it will be impossible for terrorists to cross,” he said Thursday, adding that the plan would come into operation next week before being extended to the provinces.Full Story

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