Protesters stormed the Iranian consulate in Iraq’s southern oil hub Basra on Friday, local security sources said.
The consulate is in the upscale neighborhood of al-Barda’iya, southeast of the city center.
Demonstrators have targeted local government buildings and political party offices since protests intensified on Monday.
The Iraqi government has declared a state of maximum emergency in Baghdad and curfew in Basra.
Al Arabiya's correspondent reported late on Friday that a large special force entered Basra to impose security in the city, after a day of protests and destruction till late evening, as angry demonstrators stormed and burned down the Iranian consulate.