Masked Men Shoot, Kill 18 People During Karbala Attack

Eighteen people died during an attack in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, Iraq, when masked men opened fire during protests on Tuesday.

Masked gunmen opened fire at Iraqi protesters in the Shiite holy city of Karbala on Tuesday, killing 18 people and wounding hundreds, security officials said, in one of the deadliest single attacks on protesters since anti-government demonstrations erupted earlier this month.

The attack, which happened overnight, came as Iraqis took to the streets for a fifth consecutive day, protesting their government’s corruption, lack of services and other grievances.

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