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World Three protesters killed in Iraq's Karbala near Iran consulate: medics

11:06  04 november  2019
11:06  04 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

At least 40 killed as fresh protests engulf Iraq

  At least 40 killed as fresh protests engulf Iraq At least 40 protesters were killed in Iraq on Friday when security forces used tear gas and an Iranian-backed militia opened fire to try to quell renewed demonstrations against corruption and economic hardship, security sources said. © ASSOCIATED PRESS Iraqi security forces fire tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters during a demonstration in central Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019.

Dozens of protesters in Iraq attacked the Iranian consulate in the Shia holy city of Karbala on Sunday night, scaling the concrete barriers The anti-government protests in Karbala , Baghdad and cities across southern Iraq have often turned violent, with security forces opening fire and protesters

Dozens of Iraqi protesters have attacked the Iranian consulate in the Shiite holy city of Karbala , scaling the concrete barriers ringing the building, bringing More than 250 people have been killed in the security crackdown this month. The protests have grown and demonstrators are now calling for

Three protesters were shot dead overnight during a demonstration outside the Iranian consulate in Iraq's holy city of Karbala, the head of the forensics department there told AFP on Monday.

a group of people standing around a fire: Iraqi demonstrators set fire to tyres outside the Iranian consulate in the holy city of Karbala© Mohammed SAWAF Iraqi demonstrators set fire to tyres outside the Iranian consulate in the holy city of Karbala

Security forces in Karbala fired live ammunition to disperse protesters trying to scale the walls of the consulate in the southern city and torch it.

AFP correspondents witnessed protesters left motionless after suffering gunshot wounds, and the forensic medicine department later confirmed three people died.

Security forces kill protester in Iraq, wound dozens

  Security forces kill protester in Iraq, wound dozens Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and live ammunition to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters Saturday, killing at least one and wounding more than 200 in the capital Baghdad and in the country's south, police officials and a semi-official human rights commission said.  BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and live ammunition to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters Saturday, killing at least one and wounding more than 200 in the capital Baghdad and in the country's south, police officials and a semi-official human rights commission said.

Baghdad: Dozens of Iraqi protesters attacked the Iranian consulate in the Shiite holy city of Karbala on Sunday, scaling the concrete barriers ringing the building, bringing down an But protesters have also directed their rage at neighbouring Iran and the powerful Iraqi Shiite militias tied to it.

Dozens of Iraqi protesters attacked the Iranian consulate in the Shiite holy city of Karbala on Sunday, scaling the The anti-government protests in Karbala , Baghdad and cities across southern Iraq have often turned More than 250 people have been killed in the security crackdown this month.

More than 250 people have lost their lives since anti-government rallies broke out in Iraq on October 1, but officials have stopped providing casualty numbers.

In Karbala late Sunday, protesters hung Iraqi flags on the concrete blocks surrounding the imposing Iranian consulate and spray-painted "Karbala is free, Iran out, out!" on them.

Others threw rocks or shot fireworks over the walls into the consulate, then set fire to tyres at the gates of the building as police officers looked on.

As the crowds grew, heavy gunfire and volleys of tear gas rang out.

"They're not firing up in the air. They intend to kill, not disperse," said one young protester wearing a medical mask to protect himself from the tear gas.

"They're protecting the Iranian embassy while all we want is a country. Why are they killing their own countrymen for another country?"

Protesters Attack Iranian Consulate in Iraqi City

  Protesters Attack Iranian Consulate in Iraqi City Protesters in Karbala scaled the consulate’s walls late Sunday while hauling an Iraqi flag. Security forces fired rubber bullets to disperse protesters who were throwing Molotov cocktails over the wall , video footage witnesses provided to The Wall Street Journal showed. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The attack on the consulate came days after Iraq’s top cleric warned foreign powers, including Iran, not to interfere in Iraq.

Dozens of Iraqi protesters attacked the Iranian consulate in the Shiite holy city of Karbala on Sunday But protesters have also directed their rage at neighboring Iran and the powerful Iraqi Shiite militias tied to it. More than 250 people have been killed in the security crackdown this month.

Dozens of Iraqi protesters attacked the Iranian consulate in the Shiite holy city of Karbala on Sunday, scaling the concrete barriers ringing the building, bringing down an Iranian flag and replacing it with the Iraqi flag, eyewitnesses said. Security forces fired in the air to disperse the protesters who

Iraq has close but complicated ties with its eastern neighbour Iran, with whom it fought a deadly war in the 1980s but which now has significant political and economic sway in Iraq.

Every year, millions of Iranian pilgrims travel to the holy city of Karbala, 100 kilometres (60 miles) south of Baghdad, to visit the golden-domed mausoleum of Hussein, the prophet Mohammad's grandson.

But many Iraqis protesting over the past month accuse Iran of being the primary sponsor of the corrupt, inefficient system they want to overthrow.

Tehran, meanwhile, has sought to clamp down the protests next door, with sources reporting top commander Qassem Soleimani making several visits to "advise" Iraqi authorities on coping with the rallies.

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has also slammed protests in Iraq and Lebanon as conspiracies by the US and others.

U.S. calls on Iraq to hold early elections .
U.S. calls on Iraq to hold early electionsThe protests that began on Oct. 1 were initially focused on a lack of jobs and services but quickly morphed into denunciation of the sectarian power-sharing system of government introduced in 2003 and the political elites they say benefit from it.

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