The Iraqi government implemented new security measures and arrested 11 security officials a day after a string of bombings in Baghdad killed at least 100 people and wounded hundreds more, an interior ministry official told CNN on Thursday.
The measures, ordered by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, include additional security checkpoints across the capital, more stringent vehicle searches and random security stops.
Iraqi state television also reported that the presidency of Iraq's parliament has called for an emergency session among the heads of parliamentary blocs and the parliamentary defense and security committee on Friday to discuss the security situation. Read full article »
CNN's Mohammed Tawfeeq contributed to this report.