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One killed, 41 injured in Iraq protests: statement

Iraq protests

Protests in Baghdad and other Iraqi cities claimed the lives of 1 and injured 41 more on Friday, according to Iraq Health Ministry

Based on the reports people held peaceful protests in Karbala, Amarah, Basra, Kut, Nasiriyah and Babil.

This is while, protests in Baghdad, Dhi Qar and Al Diwaniyah cities turned into conflicts between protestors and security forces.

In Baghdad, 30 protestors and security forces were injured.

Dhi Qar conflicts resulted in injuring 4 protestors and 6 security forces.

Al Diwaniyah protests claimed the life of one who attempted to break into a military base.

The military base is reported to belong to Iran-allied Badr Organization, headed by Hadi Al-Amiri.

On Friday, thousands of Iraqis protested against government’s inattention to public services, long-term electricity disconnection, water crisis, problems in agriculture and unemployment.

Last Modified: Saturday، 21 July 2018 11:36 AM
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