January 20, 2020 / 1:55 PM / a month ago

Iraqi security forces kill two protesters in Baghdad -sources

BAGHDAD, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Two Iraqi protesters were killed on Monday in Baghdad’s Tayaran Square after security forces used tear gas and live ammunition, security and medical sources.

One protester was shot by a live bullet in the head, while the second was hit by a tear gas cannister, the sources said. Both succumbed to their wounds in the hospital, they added. (Reporting by Iraq team, writing by Aziz El Yaakoubi and Ahmed Rasheed; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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