October 27, 2019 / 2:17 AM / 16 days ago

At least seven Iraqi protesters shot dead by militia in Hilla - sources

HILLA, Iraq (Reuters) - At least seven protesters were killed and 38 wounded in the Iraqi city of Hilla early on Sunday when members of the Iranian-backed Badr Organisation militia opened fire on demonstrators, police and health sources said.

Protesters had gathered across Iraq on Saturday in a second day of anti-government protests, in which at least 65 people have died.

Reporting by Reuters Baghdad newsroom; Writing by Raya Jalabi; Editing by Daniel Wallis

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