15 ft wall to fortify Baghdad

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London, May 18 (ANI): Following a spate of suicide bombings in Baghdad the city's governor has proposed the construction of a massive concrete wall around the city.

The huge city, which is home to approximately five million residents, will need a concrete wall of enormous dimensions. It will span 112 kilometres and will be 15 feet high.

The entry and exit to the city will be regulated at eight gates, which will be the only access points. This is likely to cause immense discomfort to the denizens as it would take at least an hour to gain entry into the city.

"We want to stop the terrorist from sneaking in. With the wall it will be much easier," the Times quoted Shatha al-Obeidi, an aide to Salah Abdul Razzaq, the governor, as saying.

The authorities are hoping that the fortification will render the city much safer than it has been thus far. Previous measures include setting up of 1,500 checkposts and several miles of cement blast barriers both of which have failed to curb the violence.

These will be dismantled once the wall is completed.

"We have become a city filled with concrete. That will change," said Al-Obeidi. (ANI)

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