1 killed, 33 wounded in Sulaimaniya protests
2/17/2011 6:25 PM
SULAIMANIYA / Aswat al-Iraq: One protester was killed and 33 others wounded off the fourth branch of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) building in Sulaimaniya on Thursday, a medic said.
“A dead body and 33 people wounded were received by the Sulaimaniya Emergency Hospital after violence broke out when demonstrators calling for better services, an end to corruption and political reforms as well as support for the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia pelted the KDP’s fourth branch building with stones,” the medic told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
The stone-throwing prompted the KDP building guards to shoot fire in the air in an attempt to disperse the demonstrators, he added.
Aswat al-Iraq correspondent had said five protesters were wounded in the demonstration.
An informed source said that the Kurdish city of Sulaimaniya is witnessing an embarrassing security situation.
“The Kurdish peshmerga forces are deployed on a number of streets and near the key partisan and government headquarters to wield control over the situation.”
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