Six protesters shot dead in south Iraq

Demonstrators burn objects at a protest during a curfew, two days after the nationwide anti-government protests turned violent, in Baghdad, Iraq. (Reuters Photo)

Six protesters were shot dead on Thursday in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah, a health official said, the deadliest incident yet in three days of nationwide demonstrations.

Another 56 people were wounded in the protest, regional health chief Abdulhussein Al-Jaberi told AFP.

A total of 27 people, including two police officers, have been killed since demonstrations against unemployment and corruption erupted in Iraq on Tuesday.

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