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Kurdistan to form tourism police

Fryad Mohammed reports for AKnews:

For better protecting the tourist resorts and attraction in the Iraqi Kurdistan region, the government is preparing to from the first unit of tourism police.

Spokesperson for General Tourism Board of Kurdistan Nader Rosti told AKnews that the Interior Ministry has officially agreed to the demand to form the unit and now the demand is subject to the final approval of the Council of Ministers.

Over 1,500 policemen will be hired this year to protect the sites. The force will be under the command of the Tourism Board and Interior Ministry.

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