Iraqi officials impose Basra curfew amid violent protests

Iraqi protesters shout slogans during an anti-government protest near the burnt building of the government office in Basra. (Reuters)

Iraqi officials have imposed a curfew on Basra starting at 4pm local time (1300 GMT) on Saturday, a military statement said.

Iraq’s second biggest city has been rocked by five days of deadly demonstrations, in which government buildings have been ransacked and set alight by protesters angry over perceived political corruption.

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