Saturday, December 6, 2008

Kurdish guards harassed in Parliament

BAGHDAD, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Kurdish forces tasked with protecting the Iraqi Parliament building were harassed by guards belonging to the prime minister, a Kurdish media outlet said.

The security force charged by the Defense Ministry to protect Parliament entered into a skirmish during the weekend with 35 members of the guards for Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. The parliamentary force, which contains Kurdish members, tried to stop Maliki's guards from entering the building because only a set number of protective forces are allowed in, the Kurdish Globe reported.

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