Iraqi protesters set fire to Iran consulate in southern city

  • Security forces watch the burning provincial government building during anti-government protests in Basra, about 340 miles (550 km) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. Iraqi protesters stormed and set fire to the building despite a curfew imposed by authorities Thursday to try and quell demonstrations against poor public services and unemployment that have turned violent. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)
  • Protesters storm and burn the Iranian consulate building in Basra, 340 miles (550 km) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Hundreds of angry protesters in Basra took to the streets on Thursday night. Some clashed with security forces, lobbing Molotov cocktails and setting fire to a government building as well as the offices of Shiite militias. At least three people were shot dead in confrontations with security forces. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)

  • Protesters storm and burn the Iranian consulate building in Basra, 340 miles (550 km) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Hundreds of angry protesters in Basra took to the streets on Thursday night. Some clashed with security forces, lobbing Molotov cocktails and setting fire to a government building as well as the offices of Shiite militias. At least three people were shot dead in confrontations with security forces. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)

BAGHDAD — Angry protesters stormed the Iranian consulate in the southern city of Basra Friday, setting a fire inside as part of ongoing demonstrations that have turned deadly in the past few days, a security official and eyewitnesses said.

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