Update of Lawlessness and Violence

(8) Increasing Satanic Influence (5), Lawlessness, Violence and Homicide (3): Iraqi officials say five (5) people were killed and over 12 (6+6) wounded in three (3) simultaneous explosions across Baghdad. Protesters are occupying part of three (3) key bridges — Jumhuriya, Ahrar and Sinak — in a standoff with security forces. 18 (6+6+6) protesters have died in renewed clashes, which kicked off last Thursday.

(8) Increasing Satanic Influence (5), Lawlessness, Violence and Homicide (3):  Iraqi officials say five people were killed and over 12 wounded in three (3) simultaneous explosions across Baghdad. Protesters are occupying part of three (3) key bridges — Jumhuriya, Ahrar and Sinak — in a standoff with security forces. 18 (6+6+6) protesters have died in renewed clashes, which kicked off last Thursday.

Associated Press•November 26, 2019

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in Iraq (all times local):

9:20 p.m.

Iraqi officials say five (5) people were killed and over 12 (6+6) wounded in three (3) simultaneous explosions across Baghdad.

Officials say the explosions occurred around 8 p.m. (1700 GMT) Tuesday evening.

At least three (3) people were killed and five (5) wounded in an explosion in the southwestern Baiyaa neighborhood. Two (2) were killed and four (4) wounded in the northeastern Shaab City, and four (4) were wounded in Baladiyat, in the southeast – total 10 (5+5).

It was not immediately clear who was behind the attacks. The Islamic State group has carried out scores of bombings in Iraq and still has a presence in some parts of the country despite no longer controlling territory.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief reporters.

— Samya Kullab and Murtada Faraj in Baghdad

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1:30 p.m.

Iraqi officials say one protester has been killed and over 20 (5+5+5+5) people are wounded amid ongoing clashes with security forces in Baghdad.

Security and hospital officials say the protester died when he was struck with a rubber bullet fired by security forces on Rasheed Street near the strategic Ahrar Bridge.

Protesters are occupying part of three (3) key bridges — Jumhuriya, Ahrar and Sinak — in a standoff with security forces. 18 (6+6+6) protesters have died in renewed clashes, which kicked off last Thursday.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.

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