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Two killed, 35 wounded in Baghdad protests: police, medics

Riot police fire tear gas during clashes between Iraqi security forces and anti-government demonstrators, in downtown Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019.

Riot police fire tear gas during clashes between Iraqi security forces and anti-government demonstrators, in downtown Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019.   | Photo Credit: AP

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More than 300 people have been killed since Oct. 1, as security forces have fired tear gas canisters and rubber bullets at crowds of protesters.

Security forces killed two protesters and wounded 35 others in Baghdad on Thursday, police and medical sources said, as thousands of Iraqis continued a wave of anti-government protests.

One protester died immediately after a tear gas canister hit his head and another died in hospital from wounds from a stun bomb fired by security forces, police and hospital sources said.

More than 300 people have been killed since Oct. 1, as security forces have fired tear gas canisters and rubber bullets at crowds of protesters.

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