Renewed Violence In Iraq Protests Kills Six

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Updated October 26, 2019
Iraqi protesters gather near the capital Baghdad’s Al-Jumhuriyah Bridge on October 26, 2019, during an anti-government rally. AFP


Six people were killed in the Iraqi capital and a southern city on Saturday, officials said, pushing the overall death toll in this month’s anti-government protests to more than 200.

Three protesters were killed in Baghdad and another three people died in the southern city of Nasiriyah, according to Ali Bayati of the Iraqi Human Rights Commission.

Those in Nasiriyah were shot dead while torching a local official’s home, a police source told AFP.