Iraqi security forces kill two protesters in the south According to Reuters

NASSIRIYA, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi security forces shot dead two protesters in the southern city of Nassiriya on Wednesday after using live ammunition to disperse an anti-government demonstration, police sources and health told Reuters.

Sources said at least 16 protesters were injured, mostly by live bullets, as security forces tried to move them away from bridges and central squares.

Police said protesters threw rocks at security forces, injuring at least 11 people. A Reuters witness said crowds then gathered outside the hospital morgue, demanding the release of the two bodies.

About 300 people joined the rally called to protest the recent arrests of activists in the predominantly Shi’ite city of Nassiriya.

Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani ordered the creation of a commission to investigate the incident and instructed the interior minister to remove police chief Nassiriya and appoint a new commander, a brief statement from the defense office said. said the general.

It was the first deadly demonstration since a new government was formed by Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani in October.


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