The government of Iraq declared an immediate complete curfew for the capital city Friday night through Sunday morning, the prime minister's office said. Haider Majeed, spokesman for Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, said the Cabinet had decided no vehicles or pedestrians would be permitted in Baghdad during that period of time. He refused to say why the curfew was being put in place.
Meanwhile, Juan Cole: 100 Dead in Iraq on Thursday; Including 60 Bodies found in Baghdad
Ahmed al-Karbouli, a reporter for Baghdadiya TV in the violent city of Ramadi, did his best to ignore the death threats, right up until six armed men drilled him with bullets after midday prayers.
He was the fourth journalist killed in Iraq in September alone, out of a total of more than 130 since the 2003 invasion, the vast majority of them Iraqis. But these days, men with guns are not Iraqi reporters’ only threat. Men with gavels are, too.
All in all just another typical day in Iraq.