September 7, 2018 / 3:28 PM / a month ago

Protesters storm Iranian consulate in Iraq's Basra

BASRA, Iraq, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Protesters stormed the Iranian consulate in Iraq’s southern oil hub Basra on Friday, local security sources said.

The consulate is in the upscale neighborhood of al-Barda’iya, southeast of the city centre.

Demonstrators have targeted local government buildings and political party offices since protests intensified on Monday. (Reporting by Aref Mohammed; writing by Raya Jalabi; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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