October 26, 2019 / 2:01 PM / a month ago

Two protesters killed, 17 wounded in southern Iraqi city Nasiriya

NASIRIYA, Iraq, Oct 26 (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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