October 5, 2019 / 2:39 PM / a month ago

Five killed in new clashes between protesters and police in Baghdad

Iraqi men carry the coffin of a demonstrator, who was killed during anti-government protests, at a funeral in Najaf, Iraq October 5, 2019. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Five people were killed in new clashes between protesters and police in Baghdad, police and medical sources told Reuters on Saturday.

The fresh unrest followed days of violence around anti-government protests that have hit the Iraqi capital and other cities this week.

Reporting by John Davison; Editing by Alexander Smith

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