Also today, Iraqi authorities announced measures intended to reinforce security during the 15 October referendum.
Interior Minister Bayani Baqir Soulagh said the measures include a curfew from 13-17 October, the hours of which were not specified.
International borders will be closed with the exception of commercial and medical traffic. Air and sea ports will also be closed, but the extend and the duration of the closures were not specified.
(compiled from wire reports)
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