Iraqi PM calls for state of emergency after gunmen storm Mosul city

June 10, 2014 1:19 PM

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Iraqi PM calls for state of emergency after gunmen storm Mosul city

(CNN) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki urged parliament to declare a state of emergency Tuesday, hours after police said militants seized control of portions of Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul, and freed up to 1,000 prisoners.

Authorities said the militants were also in control of the Mosul airport, local TV stations and the governor's offices.

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