US citizen, another killed in Basra as protests resume in Amarah
Hundreds of Iraqis demanding jobs resumed protests in the southeastern Iraqi town of Amarah on Sunday, a day after a clash with British soldiers and Iraqi police in which six demonstrators were killed and at least 11 injured.
Protestors demanding jobs tried to rush the troops guarding the town hall, but the British beat them back from the compound, which also houses the US-led occupation and the 1st Battalion of Britain's Light Infantry.
On Sunday, demonstrators sent a representative to talk to British and Iraqi officials, who they said promised 8,000 jobs. However, protesters, who said a similar promise had been made weeks ago, were unsatisfied and the clash ensued, according to witnesses. No Iraqi police were visible Sunday.
Elsewhere, an Iraqi-born US citizen working with the US-led Coalition Authority was shot to death in the southern city of Basra, a coalition statement said Sunday.
The man's body was found Saturday with that of another man not associated with the occupation forces, according to the statement. The men's identities were not yet released.
Meanwhile, in the northern city of Mosul, four mortar shells exploded at the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan office Sunday morning, causing damages to the building, according to party officials. No injuries were reported. (Albawaba.com)
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