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Two Iraqi Policemen, Two Protesters Killed as Anti-Government Unrest Resumes


Added 01-20-20 11:20:03am EST - “BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Four Iraqis including two police officers were killed and scores were wounded in Baghdad and other cities on Monday in clashes with security forces, medical and security sources said, as anti-government unrest…” - Freebeacon.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Freebeacon.com: “Two Iraqi Policemen, Two Protesters Killed as Anti-Government Unrest Resumes”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Four Iraqis including two police officers were killed and scores were wounded in Baghdad and other cities on Monday in clashes with security forces, medical and security sources said, as anti-government unrest resumed after a lull of several weeks.

Two protesters succumbed to their wounds in a Baghdad hospital after police fired live rounds of ammunition in Baghdad's Tayaran Square, security and medical sources said. One protester was shot by a live bullet in the head, while the second was hit by a tear gas canister, the sources added.

Protesters threw petrol bombs and stones at police who responded with tear gas and stun grenades, Reuters witnesses said.

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"They (security forces) should stop shooting and aiming, who are they and who are we? Both sides are Iraqis. So why are you killing your brothers?" said one woman protester in Baghdad who declined to give her name.

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