Four protesters shot dead in southern Iraq

:: Peoples Time Online ::

Four anti-government protesters were shot dead in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah on Friday, medics and police told AFP, the first reported use of live rounds in this wave of rallies.

Another 18 were wounded in Nasiriyah, where thousands have flooded the streets. Two protesters died earlier in Baghdad, according to the Iraqi Human Rights Commission which said they were likely hit in the head or face by tear gas canisters.

Peoples Time/HG

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