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Death toll mounts as Iraqi Kurdish protests continue

The unrest in Iraq's northern Sulaimaniyah province has left at least nine people dead.

The death toll from a week of violent protests in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region continues to mount, with at least nine dead in the clashes over delayed public salaries. 

Ali Al Bayati, a member of the Iraqi Human Rights Commission, told Al-Monitor the death count had risen to eight protesters and at least one member of the security forces. A further 56 people have been injured in the unrest, he said. 

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