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#UPDATE - #Iraq
-Reuters: Explosions heard inside Baghdad's heavily-fortified Green Zone in the early hours of Thursday after midnight (local time)
-Reports indicate a rocket attack, one landing near the Turkish Embassy
-Second rocket landing near the Al-Harithiya bridge
Oct 3 - Baghdad, #Iraq
-Iraqi PM Adil Abdul Mahdi declares state of emergency
-Iraqi officials dispatched a large number of heavily armed & equipped security units to the city's Tahrir Square
-Aside from Kurdistan in the north, much of Iraq is offline due to Internet crackdown
-Complete curfew imposed in Baghdad starting 5 am Thursday, until further notice
-Iraqi security & medical sources: Four protesters killed in Maysan province, S Iraq
-Two killed, 70 wounded in violence accompanying protests on Wednesday night & early Thursday in Kut, S Iraq
-Iranian media: Two border crossings with Iraq closed due to unrest
-11 dead in Iraq protests
-Injuries reported as security forces open fire on protesters storming municipal council of Al Refai, S #Iraq
-New protests reported in Dhi Qar Province, S Iraq
-Security forces surround hundreds of protesters near Baghdad's Tahrir Square
Pro-#Iran militias, including the armed Khorasani group, opening fire on demonstrators in Baghdad, leaving several killed and wounded.
Iran's IRGC Quds Force chief Qassem Soleimani coordinating the crackdown of protests in Iraq.
#Iraq MP confirm #Iran's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) are coordinating the Baghdad protests crackdown. Iraqis are defying curfew imposed beginning at 5 am Thursday morning.

Arabic source:

Total dead in Iraq's protests: 18
Reports indicate #Iran-backed militia in #Iraq are assassinating civil society activists.
A couple in Basra, southern Iraq, was allegedly assassinated for providing medical assistance to protesters.
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