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Iraqi MP slammed for celebratory gunfire on New Year’s Eve


A footage of an Iraqi MP firing shots in the air on New Year’s Eve went viral on social media platforms.

The footage drew fierce criticism towards MP Wahda al-Jumaili, who appeared in a car holding a pistol while firing celebratory rounds in the air. She has been slammed for abusing her parliamentary power and for endangering people’s lives.

At least one child was killed, 70 others were wounded due to gunfire in celebration of the 2019 New Year’s Eve, according to news reports.

Last Modified: Wednesday، 02 January 2019 01:39 PM