Nighttime curfew clamped on Baghdad
Iraqi authorities clamped the first nighttime curfew in more than a year on Baghdad and surrounding areas Tuesday under powers granted by an emergency decree decredd last weekend, Prime Minister Ayad Allawi's office announced.
"By the authority given to us by the emergency laws, we decided to impose a curfew on Baghdad and its outskirts from 10:30 p.m. at night to 4 a.m. starting Tuesday November 9, 2004 until further notice," Allawi's office said in a declaration.
It was the first time that the Iraqi capital has been under curfew since Oct. 26, 2003.
Meanwhile, two Iraqi construction workers were killed and four others injured when a car bomb went off Tuesday near an Iraqi army camp in northern Iraq, Iraqi officials said. (albawaba.com)