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Iraq gov't declares daytime curfew Friday-state TV

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BAGHDAD, Mar 2 (Reuters) Iraq's government declared a daytime curfew on Friday, the Muslim day of prayers, state televison said late tonight.

Sectarian violence since the bombing of a Shi'ite shrine in Samarra on February 22 has killed at least 478 people, according to conservative official estimates, pushing Iraq to the brink of civil war.

REUTERS DH RAI0129

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