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Iraqi protesters set fire to Iran consulate in Najaf: police, first responders

2019-11-28 08:49:19       source:REUTERS

November 28, 2019

Baghdad - (Reuters) - Iraqi protesters stormed and set fire to the Iranian consulate in the southern city of Najaf on Wednesday, police and civil defense sources said.

Staff at the consulate had evacuated before the incident, they said. Authorities announced a curfew shortly afterwards, state media reported.

The protesters entered the compound late on Wednesday and set fire to the entire consulate building, the police and civil defense source said.

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