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At least 125 people injured in clashes between al-Sadr supporters and Iraqi police

by Anadolu Agency

At least 125 people were injured on Saturday in sporadic clashes between supporters of prominent Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and Iraqi security forces, the country’s Health Ministry confirmed.

The ministry said in a statement that 100 protesters were injured in clashes with security forces during a demonstration and sit-in inside parliament after breaking through Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone. It added that 25 soldiers were also injured during the clashes.

The statement said all necessary health measures have been taken to treat the injured, and other healthcare services are being provided.

In its morning statement, the ministry said 60 people had been injured, but later that was raised to 125.

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