Several killed in Iraq as anti-government protests continue

At least six protesters have been killed in clashes with security forces in Iraq, officials said, pushing the overall death toll in this month's anti-government protests to more than 190.

Thousands took part in nationwide protests on Saturday, and security forces fired tear gas at demonstrators who tried to reach Baghdad's Green Zone, home to government offices and embassies.

Three protesters were killed when they were struck by tear gas canisters in Baghdad, security and medical officials said.

Three others were shot dead in the southern city of Nasiriya after attacking a local official's home, according to police and medical officials.

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