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Wednesday , June 16 2021

Iraqi forces fire live rounds and tear-gas on protesters

BAGHDAD: Iraqi security forces fired tear-gas and live rounds during clashes with anti-government protesters overnight and on Monday morning in Baghdad, killing two and wounding dozens of demonstrators, officials said. The clashes prompted authorities to close key streets and thoroughfares leading to the Iraqi capital’s center.

The violence is the latest since protests in Iraq reignited last week after a brief lull amid soaring tensions between Washington and Tehran following a US drone strike that killed top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad earlier this month. (AP)

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