Sunday, June 17, 2007

4-day curfew ends in Baghdad

Left: Iraqis shop at a market in central Baghdad today.

BAGHDAD (AFP) - Vehicles and pedestrians returned to the streets of Baghdad on Sunday with the lifting of a four-day curfew imposed in the aftermath of the bombing of a Shiite shrine.

People working in government and private establishments were making their way to their offices, while women and children visited local markets to buy household goods, residents said.

"The past four days were bad... we felt as if we were quarantined," said Mohammed Abdul Jabbar, a resident of Baghdad's western Mansur district.

"There was no electricity, no petrol in cars or for coolers in the house. It was really bad. The only good thing was that we got some extra time to spend with our family though the conditions were bad."

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