October 9, 2019 / 4:57 PM / 5 days ago

Iraqi Prime Minister announces three days of mourning for those killed in protests

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Wednesday announced three days of mourning starting Thursday for those killed in the protests, his office said in a statement.

At least 110 people have been killed and more than 6,000 wounded in the capital Baghdad and in the south, since security forces started cracking down on demonstrators protesting over corruption and unemployment. The dead include at least nine members of the security forces.

Reporting by Reuters Baghdad bureau; writing by Raya Jalabi; editing by Chris Reese

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