18 November, 2019
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Iran: Consulate in Karbala targeted by protestors
The Iranian consulate in Karbala was attacked by dozens of protestors on 3 November, amid troubles across Iraq. Three people were killed after security forces opened fire on demonstrators in an assault that didn’t appear to cause any major damage; protestors burnt tyres around the consulate compound and some scaled concrete barriers; they replaced an Iranian flag with an Iraqi one. Iranian officials sought to play down events. In June, Bahrain’s Baghdad embassy was stormed.