September 6, 2018 / 9:26 PM / in 17 days

Three protesters dead during violent unrest in Iraq's Basra

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - Three protesters died during violent unrest in Iraq’s Basra on Thursday, local health and security sources said.

The protesters died during attacks on local government and political party buildings, the sources said, bringing the total number of dead protesters since widespread demonstrations kicked off on Monday to 10.

Ten members of the security forces were also wounded, the sources said.

Reporting by Aref Mohammed; writing by Raya Jalabi; Editing by Leslie Adler

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