October 25, 2019 / 2:27 PM / 21 days ago

Three protesters dead, more than 50 wounded at Shi'ite militia group offices in Iraqi south

BASRA, Oct 25 (Reuters) - At least three people died when an Iraqi Shi’ite militia group opened fire on a group of protesters attempting to break into the group’s local offices in the southern city of Nasiriya on Friday, police and hospital sources said.

More than 40 people were wounded in the incident at the offices of Asaib Ahl al-Haq’s offices in the province of Dhi Qar.

Separately, police sources said at least 18 people were wounded in the southern city of Amara when protesters tried to break into the militia’s local offices there. (Reporting by Reuters Baghdad bureau; Writing by Raya Jalabi; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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