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    Iraqi Lawmakers Injured in Protesters’ Attack on Parliament Building

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    Some members of Iraqi parliament are in critical condition after the attack of demonstrators, according to a member of the Iraqi parliament.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Some Iraqi lawmakers have been severely injured in the attack carried out by protesters on the parliament building in Baghdad, where the meeting on the formation of a new government took place on Saturday, a member of the Iraqi parliament said.

    Earlier in the day, the military command of Baghdad announced the state of the full combat readiness after the group of supporters of the Iraqi Shiite leader Muqtada Sadr broke into the territory of the parliament building and began smashing furniture inside.

    "Some members of parliament are in critical condition after the attack of demonstrators," Talal Zaubai said, as quoted by the Al Jazeera broadcaster.

    According to media reports, the Iraqi parliament, experiencing a split, was unable to vote on candidates for the new government, and rescheduled the hearing for Tuesday.


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