September 8, 2018 / 12:33 PM / a month ago

Iraqi officials impose Basra curfew amid violent protests

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi officials have imposed a curfew on Basra starting at 4pm local time (1300 GMT) on Saturday, a military statement said.

Iraq’s second biggest city has been rocked by five days of deadly demonstrations, in which government buildings have been ransacked and set alight by protesters angry over perceived political corruption.

Reporting by Aref Mohammed; writing by Raya Jalabi; editing by Alexander Smith

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