Iraq protests: Death toll soars past 250 as violence continues, after ‘18 killed’ overnight in Karbala City
Tuesday, 29 October 2019 () At least 18 people have been killed and 800 wounded in Iraq when masked gunmen opened fire on protesters in the Shiite holy city of Karbala on Tuesday, security officials have said. The overnight attack targeted a protest camp erected in the city’s Education Square just 2km from the famed Imam Hussein Shrine, according to witnesses. Video footage reportedly taken at the scene and shared online showed demonstrators running for cover, as a constant volley of machine gunfire crackled in the background. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more exclusives, analysis and extras. Subscribe now Karbala’s health department chief issued a lower...
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The death toll is mounting after security forces dispersed crowds protesting in Iraq. Government promises of reforms have done little to appease protesters'... Deutsche Welle Also reported by •WorldNews •Seattle Times