11/2/2019, 6:42 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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One dead, 91 injured as Iraq protests continue

One person has been killed and at least another 91 people were injured by Iraqi security forces during anti-government protests in Baghdad on Saturday, according to Iraqi authorities.

On Thursday, Iraqi President Barham Salih announced Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi would resign from his post if a replacement is agreed on by the political parties and noted an early election will be held.

Meanwhile, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denounced violent clashes in Baghdad and urged the Iraqi government to listen to the protesters' "legitimate demands."

Breaking the News / NP