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Three More Iraqi Protesters Killed in Baghdad

At least three more protesters were reportedly killed on Wednesday during clashes with the security forces in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad.

According to Iraq's High Commission for Human Rights, another 17 more people were also injured during the demonstrations near the Tahrir Square in Baghdad.

The casualties come while the Iraqi security forces have already been ordered not to open fire at the protesters.

"To avoid any confusion, clear and strict instructions have been handed down that no live ammunition to be used. Orders have also been given not allow any live ammunition on the scene [of protests]," Major-General Abdul Karim Khalaf told reporters at a press conference on Wednesday, as reported by Aljazeera.

On Monday night and Tuesday alone, 14 protesters were killed in the capital Baghdad, Iraqi reports said earlier the day.