Political Clashes in Iraq

by Matthew Shaffer

The Times reports:

 

Security forces in the eastern Iraqi city of Kut on Wednesday fired on a group of protesters calling for the provincial governor to step down, killing at least three people, according to a local government official.

After the security forces opened fire the protesters stormed the governor’s headquarters and his home, burning both buildings, according to the official. At least 27 people were injured in the violence, including one security officer, the official said.

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