Six people killed in blast in downtown Baghdad

Six people killed in blast in downtown Baghdad
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  • calendar-gray 16 November 2019

The death toll in the blast that rocked Baghdad on Friday has climbed to six people, APA reports citing TASS.

Thirty people were also injured in the blast. Earlier reports said that four people died and 20 were injured.

A car bomb exploded near Tahrir Square in downtown Baghdad where many protesters gathered.

Demonstrations against deteriorating living conditions, high unemployment and corruption started in Iraq at the beginning of October. They quickly turned into violence and clashes. Protesters demand the government to resign and new parliamentary elections to be held.

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