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Saturday 16 November 2019

Six Killed in Blast in Baghdad


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BAGHDAD (Xinhua) — The death toll in the blast that rocked Baghdad on Friday has climbed to six people, Xinhua Chinese news agency reported citing a source in the Iraqi Interior Ministry.

A car bomb exploded near Tahrir Square in downtown Baghdad where many protesters gathered. Six people died and thirty were injured in the blast.

Demonstrations against deteriorating living conditions, high unemployment and corruption started in Iraq at the beginning of October. They quickly turned into violence and clashes. Protesters demand the government to resign and new parliamentary elections to be held.

Over 320 people have been killed in clashes, and over 15,000 have been injured since the start of protests.

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