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Iraq protests: Death toll soars past 250 as violence continues, after ‘18 killed’ overnight in Karbala City

WorldNews Tuesday, 29 October 2019 ()
Iraq protests: Death toll soars past 250 as violence continues, after ‘18 killed’ overnight in Karbala CityAt 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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