An Iraqi man stands in the damaged Basra's government complex in the aftermath of a violent protest against the government and the lack of basic services, Basra, Iraq, Sept. 7, 2018.(AFP/Haidar Mohammad Ali)
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Security forces have launched a search operation to determine the source of three mortar shells that landed inside Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, following a night of violent confrontations between protesters and security forces in the country's south in which three people were shot dead.Hundreds of angry protesters in Basra took to the streets Thursday night.At least three people were shot dead in confrontations with security forces.The violence prompted the temporary head of Iraq's parliament, the eldest lawmaker, to call an emergency meeting Saturday to discuss the snowballing protests.The largest Sunni blocs are aligned with Abadi and Sadr.
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