Iraq PM says intends to hand over Baghdad security to police

November 11, 2014 12:34 PM

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Iraq PM says intends to hand over Baghdad security to police

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday he intends to remove concrete barriers from Baghdad, despite little sign of a respite from car bombs they were designed to thwart, and give a greater role to the Interior Ministry in securing the capital.

Baghdad, like the rest of Iraq, faces suicide and car bombings claimed by Islamic State militants, and sectarian violence which recalls the height of a civil war in 2006-2007.

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