Iraqis celebrated their national soccer team's triumph in the Asian Cup today in an emotional bout of revelry marked by joyful gunfire in the streets of Baghdad. "We achieved the dream. Allahu Akbar!" a crying fan told Iraqiya state television after Iraq defeated Saudi Arabia 1 to 0 in Jakarta.
Security remained tight after suicide bombers at Wednesday's victory celebration killed more than 50 Iraqis; police imposed a vehicle curfew at 4 PM in Baghdad to stay in effect until 6 AM tomorrow. Iraqi security forces arrested two men in a car filled with explosives which they say was preparing to attack soccer fans.