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Monday, February 9, 2015, Magh 27, 1421, Robi-Us-Sani 19, 1436 Hijr

Nightly Baghdad curfew ends
Bombings kill over 32
Published : Monday, 9 February, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 16
BAGHDAD, Feb 8 : Iraq's years-old nightly curfew was raised on Sunday in a bid by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to ease restrictions on daily life despite persistent violence plaguing the country.
Doing away with the curfew -- which most recently was in effect from midnight to 5:00 am -- ends a longstanding policy aimed at curbing violence in the capital by limiting movement at night.
The curfew, in place since the aftermath of the US-led invasion of 2003, did little to curb the deadly bombings that plague the capital, which are carried out during the day or early evening with the aim of causing maximum casualties.
The hours the curfew has been in force have varied over the years, and it has been lifted completely before only to be reinstated again.
Illustrating the persistent danger of violence in Baghdad, bombings in the capital killed at least 32 people and wounded more than 70 on Saturday. ?AFP

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