Sunday, May 27, 2007

Report: Fallujah under curfew until Tuesday

Above: Marines conduct an 'IED sweep' as part of convoy protection in Fallujah this month. A car bomb on Friday killed more than 25 mourners at a funeral on Thursday.

U.S. forces imposed a curfew on the city of Falluja till next Tuesday, a source in the city's local council said on Friday.

"U.S. forces alerted the security apparatus in the city that the curfew would begin throughout the city from this afternoon till next Tuesday after the bomb attack that targeted a policeman's house on Friday afternoon," the source, who asked not to be named, told the independent news agency Voices of Iraq (VOI).

"Police forces patrolled the city's streets and ordered residents to keep indoor via loudspeakers," he added.

"U.S. troops and Iraqi police forces would wage security operations to search for gunmen and car bombs," the source noted.

From VOI