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Violence erupts at Iraq rally; 5 protesters killed

Published: 01.26.13, 00:00 / Israel News

Iraqi troops opened fire on stone-throwing Sunni demonstrators in the country's restive west on Friday, leading to the deaths of at least five protesters – the first fatalities in more than a month of anti-government rallies. Two soldiers were also killed, apparently in retaliation.


The violence is likely to exacerbate tensions between the Shiite-led government and minority Sunnis angry over perceived second-class treatment and what they see as unfair policies targeting their sect. (AP)


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