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US forces shut down all Sadr city exits leading to central Baghdad

BAGHDAD, June 13 (KUNA) -- US forces closed down on Wednesday all of Sadr city exits that connect the suburb to central Baghdad.
Correspondent of Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) said he saw US military tanks and bulldozers being stationed, blocking bridges over the waterway that separates Sadr city and central Baghdad.
Iraqi security members jointly with the US forces erected several checkpoints to check pedestrians and vehicles, according to military sources.
A curfew will be effective at 3 p.m. (local time) later today, a source of the premiership told KUNA.
The curfew is a measure intended to withstand possible flare-up of violence in retaliation for the earlier attack on a holy shrine of Samaraa. (end) mhg.shu KUNA 131425 Jun 07NNNN