1 killed, 200 injured in Iraq protests

The Iraqi government announced the death of one person and the injury of 200 others during protests in the capital Baghdad and a number of provinces, on Tuesday, demanding the provision of public services and job opportunities.

The government media cell issued a joint statement to the ministries of interior and health about the demonstrations. The security services continue to perform their duties to ensure the safety and security of the demonstrators.

The statement continued: "The Ministry of Health reveals its continued provision of treatment for the wounded who were received by health institutions, where it recorded one death, while the number of wounded 200, including 40 members of the security services, a number of them came out after receiving first aid."

Iraqi security forces responded to Baghdad's protests with rubber bullets and tear gas, medical officials said earlier on Tuesday.

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