Iraqi forces kill one protester in Baghdad, wound 24: Sources

An Iraqi protester waves the national flag amid clashes with riot police at Baghdad's al-Khilani Square on February 19, 2020. (File photo: AFP)

Iraqi security forces killed at least one protester in Baghdad on Tuesday and wounded 24 others, police sources told Reuters.

The death was due to birdshot fired from a hunting rifle, the sources said, adding that five of the injuries also resulted from birdshot. The remaining injuries were tear gas-related.

At least 23 members of the security forces were also injured, the sources said.

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