BAGHDAD — Iraq’s Interior Ministry spokesman says 104 people, including 8 security personnel, have been killed during six days of anti-government protests in Baghdad and the country’s south.
Spokesman Saad Maan said Sunday that 6,107 have been wounded in the unrest, including more than 1,200 security members.
Protests began in Iraq on Tuesday and it wasn’t clear if those numbers included any casualties Saturday.
The protests spiraled into bloody clashes that were focused in Baghdad and a number of southern cities. The spontaneous rallies were started by young Iraqis demanding jobs and an end to endemic corruption in the oil-rich country.