Iraq Violence: Violent protests in Iraq, curfew imposed in Kirkuk city, 1 dead, 8 injured in riots

Iraq Violence: Violence has flared up between Kurdish and Arab residents in Kirkuk city of Iraq. In view of the increasing ruckus, curfew has been imposed in the city. So far one civilian has died in this violence, while eight others are injured. Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani has ordered a curfew and increased security in Kirkuk, reports Aljazeera. 

According to the report of Aljazeera, the PM himself is worried about the situation in Kirkuk city of Iraq and he is closely monitoring the whole matter. The prime minister appealed to all parties to stop the violence, according to a statement from his office on Saturday. Also called upon the authorities to play their role in preventing conflict and maintaining security, stability and order.

Curfew in force in Kirkuk 

Tense atmosphere since a week 

Let us tell you that there is an atmosphere of tension in Kirkuk for almost a week. Which has historically been disputed between the federal government in Baghdad and the authorities of the semi-autonomous Kurdish region in the north. Police stationed in the area also opened fire to disperse the Kurdish protesters, reports AFP news agency. 

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