Three protesters dead, over 50 wounded at Shia militia group offices in Iraq

Anti-government protesters during a demonstration in Basra, Iraq. (Photo: AP)

At least three people died when an Iraqi Shia militia group opened fire on a group of protesters attempting to break into the group’s local offices in the southern city of Nasiriya on Friday, police and hospital sources said.

More than 40 people were wounded in the incident at the offices of Asaib Ahl al-Haq’s offices in the province of Dhi Qar.

Separately, police sources said at least 18 people were wounded in the southern city of Amara when protesters tried to break into the militia’s local offices there.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:56 - GMT 06:56