Protests continue in Iraq

Two more people were killed and 38 injured during protests in Baghdad.

Two more protesters were killed in Iraq. Tear gas bombs were thrown by police in the vicinity of the two bridges in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

One of the demonstrators was killed near Sinak bridge and the other near Ahrar bridge.

According to hospital and security sources, 38 people were injured. Hospital sources said some people were injured by real bullets and others by plastic bullets or gas bombs.

These are perhaps the heaviest protests since 2003, when the Saddam Hussein regime was overthrown.

Since 1 October more than 300 people have been killed in demonstrations against elites accused of being corrupted and of serving the interests of foreign powers.