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24 people killed in attack on protesters in Baghdad Friday: medics


The death toll of an Iraqi attack on protesters in Baghdad by unknown militias rose to 24, AFP cited medics as saying.


Unidentified armed men killed many people late Friday in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square in another night of blood-ridden violence over two months after anti-government demonstrations began in Iraq.


The incident occurred on the same day the US sanctioned three Iran-backed Iraqi militia leaders for alleged roles in the killing of protesters in various parts of Iraq. Washington has said they would be seeking further sanctions against entities involved in the deaths of demonstrators.