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Thursday, 25 April 2024
At least seven Iraqi protesters shot dead by militia in Hilla: Sources
The southern city of Hilla is nearly 95 km away from the capital Baghdad. (Google Earth)

At least seven protesters were killed and 38 wounded in the Iraqi city of Hilla early on Sunday when members of the Iranian-backed Badr Organization militia opened fire on demonstrators, police and health sources said.

Protesters had gathered across Iraq on Saturday in a second day of anti-government protests, in which at least 65 people have died.