One dead, dozens injured following protests in Baghdad

Iraq protest
Iraqi demonstrators run away from security forces during the ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq.

Iraqi security forces killed at least one protester in Baghdad on Tuesday and wounded 24 others, police sources said.

The death was due to birdshot fired from a hunting rifle, the sources said, adding that five of the injuries also resulted from birdshot. The remaining injuries were tear gas-related.

At least 23 members of the security forces were also injured, the sources said.

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