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Curfew Imposed In Baghdad


http://gdb.rferl.org/6C062151-1A70-4247-8643-02D7ED64280D_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/6C062151-1A70-4247-8643-02D7ED64280D_mw800_mh600.jpg Baghdad under curfew (file photo) (epa) June 23, 2006 -- The Iraqi government today introduced new emergency security measures in Baghdad, imposing a curfew over the period of Friday prayers.


A suicide attack on a Shi'ite mosque during Friday prayers last week killed 11 people.


In the southern city of Al-Basrah, at least 10 people were reported killed on June 23 in a suicide car bombing near a market and gas station. Al-Basrah has been under a state of emergency since last month.


In separate violence, a U.S. Marine was reported killed in fighting in the western province of Al-Anbar.


In other news, the U.S. military said it had captured a senior Al-Qaeda member and three other suspected terrorists in a series of raids. It said the raids took place June 18 and 19 outside the city of Ba'qubah.


(AP, AFP, Reuters)

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