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Curfew imposed in five Iraqi provinces

Iraqi security authorities have imposed a curfew in five provinces on Friday after on the heels deadly clashes between the demonstrators and the police forces.

The security authorities have imposed a curfew in Dhi Qar, Basra, Wasit and Muthanna and Babel provinces starting tonight until further notice.

According to the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights (IHCHR), at least 25 demonstrators were killed and about 2000 others injured during demonstrations in some areas in Iraq.

The demonstrations began in Baghdad and a number of Shiite provinces in center and south of Iraq to protest against the deterioration of service and economic conditions, the increasing number of unemployed youth, and the spread of financial and administrative corruption in state institutions and departments.