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6 Killed in three attacks during protests in Iraq

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

27th Nov, 2019. 04:19 am
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Three explosions in Iraq caused at least 6 deaths on Tuesday. According to the details, at least 6 people have died and 15 have gotten injured in three separate blasts in Iraq.

A motorcycle blasted in northern Shaab district on Tuesday. Three people were executed and five got injured, according to Iraq security and medical sources.

Two people died and 6 were wounded in another incident that happened when a motorcycle burst in southwestern Bayaa District.

According to the international news agency, the third incident caused death and 4 in Baladiyat district when an unplanned explosive went off.

Iraqis in a great number have been protesting since the beginning of October. They have blocked main roads and bridges in Basra and Nasiriya towns. They are protesting against the government, as they are asking for overthrow of political class seems as aiding foreign groups.

Six people had died and many were wounded in previous attacks in Iraq during protests. At least 330 people were killed during unrest in Baghdad and many got injured in various attacks.

Anti-government demonstrations had resumed in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, 2 people killed and more than 200 were injured.

Thousands of people, including university graduates, had taken to the streets of the capital city of Iraq and other cities to protest against unemployment, corruption and poor services.

The Iraqi government blamed “groups of riot inciters” for the violence and said the security forces were working to ensure the safety of peaceful protesters.

On the other hand, the United Nations was urging authorities in Iraq to allow citizens to exercise their right to freedom of expression after the security forces opened fire on mass anti-government protests.

The UN human rights office, OHCHR, had said reports indicate that up to 100 people have been killed and over 4000 people are being injured in demonstrations across the country

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