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Iraq adopts strict security measures for Eid

BAGHDAD, Oct 10 (KUNA) -- Iraqi authorities in Baghdad adopted strict measures to avoid booby-trapped cars attacks during the three-day of Eid Al-Fitr (Lesser Bairam).
In a press release, Operation Law and Order Command said these measures were aimed at ensuring security during Eid festivities.
The measures included banning parking all cars in public roads, main streets and intersections.
It noted that all violators will be handled in accordance with the anti-terrorism law and all parked cars will be considered dangerous.
On Tuesday, Baghdad and adjacent cities witnessed a series of bobby-trapped cars blats that killed and injured scores of people.
During Ramadan, Iraqi authorities were successful at lowering the number of terrorist attacks despite Al-Qaeda's promise to escalate matter during this holy month.
This year's Ramadan witnessed a 37 decrease in terrorist operations in comparison to the same period last year.
Throughout Ramadan, the command had decreased the curfew against pedestrians to only two hours in the evening while the day curfew was fully canceled.(end) ahh.ayh KUNA 101702 Oct 07NNNN