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Three killed as Iraq protesters attack Iran consulate in Karbala

16:40, Monday, 04 November, 2019
Three killed as Iraq protesters attack Iran consulate in Karbala

At least three Iraqi protesters have been killed during an attack on the Iranian consulate in the Shia holy city of Karbala, according to security sources and a monitor.Demonstrators reportedly scaled the concrete barriers surrounding the building late on Sunday. They hung Iraqi flags and spray-painted "Karbala is free, Iran out, out!" on them, in a sign of increasing anger among some demonstrators against Tehran's perceived interference in Iraqi politics. Security forces fired in the air to disperse the crowd, who threw stones and burned tires around the building on a street corner in Karbala, south of the capital, Baghdad. As the crowds grew, heavy gunfire and volleys of tear gas rang out.

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