Iraq blames 'malicious' hands as toll from unrest tops 100

Iraq blames 'malicious' hands as toll from unrest tops 100Twelve anti-government demonstrators were killed Sunday in ongoing protests in the capital Baghdad, the latest fatalities in six days of clashes that have left more than 100 dead and thousands wounded. Iraq’s government has scrambled to contain the popular anger that has racked Baghdad and a number of southern cities since Tuesday. In the first official statement from the government accounting for the violence, Interior Ministry spokesman Saad Maan said Sunday that 104 people had been killed in the six days of unrest, including eight members of the security forces, and more than 6,000 wounded.

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October 7, 2019 2:21 pm

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