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Curfew locks down Baghdad until Sunday

Iraq’s government shut down the capital with a curfew from Friday night until Sunday morning, ordering all cars and pedestrians off the streets, but giving no reason for the measure. The curfew would remain in place until 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s office said in a one-line statement. The U.S. military did not comment. A source at the Interior Ministry, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk with the press, said “intelligence information on the security situation made a curfew necessary.” He refused further details. Full Story

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