Iraq protesters attack Iran consulate - media

Iraq protesters attack Iran consulate - media

Four protesters were shot dead this morning outside the Iranian consulate in Iraq's Karbala.

Iraq’s official human rights watchdog confirmed the deaths. The Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights (IHCHR) said three people were killed due to bullet wounds. A dozen were injured, including security forces, it said.

The IHCHR said the crowd tried to break into the consulate. Security sources said they tried to torch it, Reuters reported.

Hundreds of Iraqis have died in demonstrations since the start of October, protesting against a government they see as corrupt and beholden to foreign interests.