November 10, 2019 / 9:43 PM / 7 days ago

Three protesters shot dead in southern Iraq by security forces: police, medical sources

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Security forces opened fire on protesters in the southern Iraqi city of Nassiriya on Sunday, killing at least three people, police and medics said.

Protesters had gathered on a bridge in the city, and security forces used live ammunition to disperse them, the sources said. More than 100 others were wounded in clashes in the city, they added.

Reporting by John Davison; Editing by Jan Harvey

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