Clashes In The Shiite Holy City Of Karbala, Iraq Has Left Two People Dead

Other Stories  Published on November 6, 2019

Wisdom Law (Iwu)

Two Iraqi protesters were killed in renewed clashes in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, a flashpoint in weeks of anti-government demonstrations AP has reported.

Two eyewitnesses one protester and one medic who spoke on Wednesday on condition of anonymity says the two were killed in overnight clashes near the provincial headquarters in the city.

Meanwhile the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, has however issued a statement calling on the government to “engage seriously and urgently with Iraqi citizens who are demanding reform.”

It says it deplores the “killing and kidnapping of unarmed protesters, threats to freedom of expression, and the cycle of violence taking place.”

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in recent weeks in the capital, Baghdad, and across the Shiite south, demanding sweeping political change.