Masked Men Attack Protesters, Killing 18, Wounding Hundreds

Bhagdhad, October 29: Masked gunmen reportedly opened fire at Iraqi protesters in the Shiite holy city of Karbala on Tuesday, killing 18 people and wounding hundreds.

The attack, which happened overnight, came as Iraqis took to the streets for a fifth consecutive day, protesting their government’s corruption, lack of services and other grievances.

The bloodshed in Karbala, a major pilgrimage site where a revered Shiite figure was killed in a 7th century battle, could mark a turning point in the demonstrations. 

More reports awaited. (Agency inputs)

 

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