Clashes in Iraqi Kurdistan kill 1, injure 33

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SULAIMANIYA, IRAQ: One protester was killed and 33 others wounded in clashes with security forces outside of the branch of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in the northern Iraqi Kurdistan region, according to medics, Aswat al-Iraq news agency reported.

"A dead body and 33 people wounded were received by the Sulaimaniya Emergency Hospital after violence broke out when demonstrators calling for better services, an end to corruption and political reforms as well as support for the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia pelted the KDP's fourth branch building with stones," a medic told the news agency.

Protesters began to threw stones, and guards from the KDP building fired live ammunition in the air in an attempt to disperse the crowd.

The BBC reported that two people were killed and 40 wounded after police shot at the crowd of protesters.

On Wednesday, at least 55 protesters, who called for improved services and ending officials' corruption, were injured after they clashed with security forces in southern Iraq. While on Tuesday, hundreds of citizens protested in west Iraq's Falluja city against corruption and poor public services, too.

A major rally called 'Revolution of Iraqi Rage' is scheduled to be held in Baghdad on February 25.


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