Fifteen folks have been killed in central Baghdad’s after unknown assailants fired dwell ammunition from vehicles, Iraqi officers stated.
Security and medical officers say not less than two of the useless had been cops.
Protesters fearing for his or her lives ran from Baghdad’s Khilani Square to close by Tahrir Square and mosques to take cowl.
Protesters are occupying a part of Jumhuriya, Sinak and Ahar bridges in a stand-off with safety forces.
All bridges result in or close to the heavily-fortified Green Zone, the seat of Iraq’s authorities.
The assaults come sooner or later after a string of suspicious stabbing incidents left not less than 13 wounded in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, the epicentre of Iraq’s leaderless protest motion.
The assaults by unknown perpetrators occurred as demonstrators supporting political events and Iran-backed militias withdrew from the Square on Thursday night.
The incidents fuelled paranoia amongst protesters, who instantly carried out self-security measures to uncover saboteurs throughout the sq..
Reporting by Press Association.