4 killed in Iraq as protests persist

first_imgBAGHDAD – Iraq declared a curfew hereas four people were killed and 277 were injured in the fourth day ofanti-government protests.   Three persons were killed in Baghdadon Monday and 224 were wounded. Authorities said the deaths resulted fromsecurity forces launching tear gas canisters directly at the heads ofprotesters. School students chant slogans as they take part in a protest over corruption, lack of jobs and poor services near the Governorate building in Basra, Iraq on Oct. 28. Baghdad’s top military commanderimposed the curfew from midnight (2100 GMT) until 6 a.m. (0300 GMT) effective“until further notice,” the state television said. Mass street protests in Baghdad andother cities in the south flared at the start of the month and resumed onFriday after a pause of about two weeks.(Reuters) Around 235 people were killed overallin the disturbances this month. A fourth person was killed in the holyShi’ite city of Kerbala and 53 were wounded, including six in critical condition,authorities said.last_img

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