Battle of Karbala (2007)
The Battle of Karbala began on the night of August 27, 2007 and involved fighting between the Mahdi Army, who provided security for the pilgrims, and police (who were largely members of the Badr Organization) in Karbala, Iraq.
Shooting first started on August 27. The government reacted by deploying more troops to the area.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki imposed a curfew on the morning of August 29 as fighting continued. Soon after, he claimed that the situation was under control. The curfew ordered pilgrims to leave their devotions early and ultimately failed to stop a third bout of shooting in the evening.
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- "Iraqi PM orders curfew in Karbala", BBC, August 29, 2007.
- Iraq militia chief condemned to death for Karbala killings, Agence France Presse, Aug. 30, 2008, accessed on Aug. 30, 2008