Iraqi security forces kill one, wound 24 at Baghdad protest: Sources

Student protesters, some wearing protective face masks, march with Iraqi national flags during an anti-government protest in the southern city of Nasiriyah on March 1, 2020. (AFP)

Iraqi security forces killed one person and wounded 24 at an anti-government protest in Baghdad on Sunday, a police source said.

The person was killed by birdshot fired from a hunting rifle and some of the injuries were caused by birdshot and tear gas, the source added.

Earlier on Sunday, Iraq’s parliament adjourned again a session to approve the cabinet proposed by Prime Minister-designate Mohammed Allawi because of a lack of quorum, state TV said.

In another development, Iraq’s Ministry of Health reported six new cases of coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the total in the country to 19.

Two of the six are in Baghdad, and the other four in Sulaimaniya, and all had recently returned from Iran, according to the ministry’s statement.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57