Long-Presse / Kirkuk
Said the governor of Kirkuk, on Friday, to roll out a security plan for the protection of places of worship in the province to secure neighborhoods ceremony of Ashura, as pointed out that the plan included the deployment of hundreds of security elements in the city center and a number of other areas in Kirkuk.
The governor of Kirkuk, the head of the security committee in the province, Najm al-Din Karim, in an interview with the (long-Presse), "it was the direction and the brave security agencies to maintain police forces apply the security plan for the protection of places of worship to coincide with the holy month of Muharram and the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein."
For his part, he noted the province of Kirkuk police chief Major General Jamal Taher Bakr, that "it was a visit to places of worship in Kirkuk and representation and reference Validators and the offices of the clergy, accompanied by Inspector General of the Interior Ministry, Colonel Staff Hamad nice, for the purpose of supervising the implementation of the security plan."
Baker said, "The security plan includes the deployment of hundreds of police officers and the brave and the security services, in the city and Taza and Daquq district, south of the center of the province, to secure the commemoration ceremonies of Ashura in the province."
The Shiite Muslims in Iraq has renewed a year later (2003), the commemoration of Ashura, the tenth of the month of Muharram every year, after it barred the former regime of revival, Ashura and one of the largest religious events among Shiites, as they revive the memory of the death of Imam Hussein bin Ali ibn Abi Talib in Karbala, in an atmosphere clouded with grief, which raise flags and black, the center boards that tell the tragic biography of the event.
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