October 26, 2019 / 2:04 PM / a month ago

Two protesters killed, 17 wounded in southern Iraqi city Nasiriya

NASIRIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - At least two protesters were killed and 17 wounded in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriya on Saturday, police and medical sources said.

A group of protesters broke off from thousands gathered in central Nasiriya to storm the house of a local official, police said. Guards opened fired on the protesters after they torched the building, police said.

Reporting by Reuters correspondent in Nasiriya; Writing by Raya Jalabi; Editing by Frances Kerry

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