Iraq: New security for Central Bank, historic sites
December 07, 2008 13:38 EST
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's national police chief has outlined new security plans for protecting the country's Central Bank, ancient sites and other landmarks.
The announcement comes as Iraqis prepare to take over more security responsibilities under a recently approved pact with the United States.
The National Police commander says hundreds of officers will be assigned to guard the Central Bank in Baghdad. A police commando force will also work up security for Iraqi archaeological sites and antiquities. A similar agency will protect diplomatic missions and embassies, which will eventually include the U.S. Embassy.
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