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23 May 2024

Iraq bans motorcycles and bikes from Baghdad streets

By Agencies

The Iraqi military on Saturday indefinitely banned all motorcycles, bicycles and hand-pushed and horse-drawn carts from the streets of Baghdad, a military spokesman said.

Although the reason for the motorcycle and bicycle ban was unclear, the decision for the carts came after a bomb hidden under a horse-drawn cart exploded in downtown Baghdad on Friday February 22, killing three civilians.

The ban on motorcycles and bicycles goes into effect at dawn Sunday while the one on carts went into effect just after noon, said Brigadier General Qassim al-Moussawi, the chief Iraqi military spokesman for Baghdad.  (AP)