Iraq Daily Roundup: 28 Killed; Attack on Baghdad Protests

<I>Iraq Daily Roundup</I>: 28&nbsp;Killed; Attack on Baghdad Protests

Updated at 5:20 p.m. EST, December 7, 2019

At least 28 people were killed, and 108 more wounded in recent violence:

Protest News:

In Baghdad, gunmen killed 25 people near Khalani Square. About 105 people were wounded in a second day of direct attacks on Baghdad demonstrators. Apparently, several may have been killed at a building overlooking the protests. Demonstrators had been camped in the uninhabited building for weeks, when armed men in pick-up trucks arrived to forcibly evict the demonstrators from the building. Separately, a photographer was kidnapped after covering the protest at Tahrir Square.

In other violence:

in Kirkuk A policeman was killed and two more were injured when their vehicle was blasted by a roadside bomb. A separate bomb wounded a civilian.

Two militants was killed in Khabbaz village.

Author: Margaret Griffis

Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has been covering Iraqi casualties for since 2006.