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Iraqi PM calls for investigation after two protesters killed in Baghdad

The prime minister said security forces have 72 hours to finish their investigation into the protester deaths.

Iraq’s new Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has ordered the country’s security forces to investigate the deaths of two anti-government protesters killed in central Baghdad late Sunday. 

Crowds at the Sunday demonstration, which started in the capital’s Tahrir Square and continued to nearby Tayaran Square, protested ongoing electricity shortages, according to Reuters. A security force told the news agency that as security forces fired tear gas, protesters responded with stones and petrol bombs.

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