39 policemen wounded in Basra, curfew announced
2/25/2011 6:54 PM
BASRA / Aswat al-Iraq: Thirty-nine policemen were wounded in protests in Basra on Friday as security officials announced a curfew in the southern Iraq province until 06:00 a.m.
Saturday, a police source said.
“The Basra Operations Command announced a curfew starting from 04:00 p.m.
Friday until 06:00 a.m.
Saturday,” the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
“The tally of wounded policemen in today’s demonstrations reached 39,” he added.
The oil-rich port city of Basra, Iraq’s only outlet to waterways, lies 590 km south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
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