January 20, 2020 / 2:08 PM / a month ago

Iraqi security forces kill two protesters in Baghdad - sources

Iraqi demonstrators burn tires to block a street near Najaf International Airport, during ongoing anti-government protests in Najaf, Iraq January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani

BAGHDAD (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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