Anti-government protesters burned down the Iranian consulate building in southern Iraq on Wednesday, while six protesters were killed by security forces who fired live rounds amid ongoing violence, Iraqi officials said.
At least 33 people were wounded when police fired live ammunition to repel them from entering the building in the holy city of Najaf, a police official said.
Authorities declared curfew after the incident.
Iranian staff were not harmed and escaped the building from the back door.
First published: 21:42 , 11.27.19