September 6, 2018 / 7:51 PM / 15 days ago

One protester dead, 14 injured during violent protests in Iraq's Basra as curfew re-imposed

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - One protester has died and 14 more were injured during violent protests in Iraq’s southern oil hub Basra on Thursday, local health and security sources said.

People gather during a protest near the building of government office in Basra, Iraq September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Essam al-Sudani

Ten members of the security forces were also wounded, the sources said.

Basra Operations Command announced a curfew would be imposed until further notice, effective immediately.

Reporting by Aref Mohammed; writing by Raya Jalabi

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