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Curfew extended as Baghdad violence mounts

Iraqi authorities extended a daytime curfew on Baghdad on Friday in an apparent effort to prevent violence after one of the bloodiest weeks this year. State television announced a four-hour traffic ban in force every Friday of late to curb car bomb attacks on mosques during weekly prayers would be extended through most of the day. One worshipper was killed by a bomb as he went in to midday prayers at a Sunni mosque in Khalis, 70 km (45 miles) north of the capital. Two others were wounded, police said. Full Story

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