BAGHDAD: At least four people have been killed and several others wounded as security forces clashed with anti-government protesters in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, according to security and medical officials.
Friday’s casualties took place during fierce clashes near a strategic bridge in central Baghdad that leads to the city’s heavily fortified Green Zone, the seat of Iraq’s government.
Two people died from bullet wounds, according to police and medical sources, while two died after being hit by tear gas canisters. At least 61 others were wounded.
The prime minister’s military spokesman on Friday denied any protesters were killed.