Two protesters killed in clashes with Iraqi security forces in Samawa

Iraqi protesters demanding services and jobs burn tires during a demonstration in Basra. (Reuters)

Two protesters were killed in clashes with Iraqi security forces in the town of Samawa on Sunday, a police official said, amid growing unrest in southern cities over poor public services and widespread corruption.

“Hundreds of people tried to storm a courthouse. Shots were fired towards us. It was not clear who was shooting. We had no choice but to open fire,” said the police official.

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