Protestors picket a Turkish visa application center in Najaf

2022-07-20T17:12:36.000000Z

Shafaq News/ Angry protestors gathered near a Turkish visa application center in Najaf in the aftermath of a Turkish attack on a resort in the Kurdistan region earlier today, Wednesday.

Turkish air raids have killed nine tourists in northern Iraq and wounded more than 20, a local official told Shafaq News Agency.

At least four missiles hit the resort area of Barakh in the Zakho district of the Duhok governorate, district mayor Mushir Mohammed told Shafaq News Agency on Wednesday. All the casualties were Iraqi citizens.

Those killed included three men, three women and two children, Zakho health official Amir Ali told reporters.

Shafaq News Agency said that the protestors picketed the office and removed the Turkish flag from the top of the building.

The security forces cordoned the building to prevent the protestors from storming the office.

The security authorities in Baghdad deployed heavy reinforcements near the Turkish visa application center in Baghdad in anticipation of protests nearby.

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