The Latest: Iraq officials: 13 killed in south in 24 hours

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Mourners and protesters escort the flag-draped coffin of Munir Ali, whose family said was killed in anti-government demonstrations, during his funeral in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Ali Abdul Hassan)

BAGHDAD – The Latest on anti-government protests in Iraq (all times local):

9:20 p.m.

Iraqi officials say 13 anti-government protesters have been killed in one of the “worst” days of clashes in southern Iraq.

Security and hospital officials, who requested anonymity in line with regulations, say seven protesters were killed in the southern province of Basra, near the Umm Qasr port.

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2:25 p.m.

Iraqi officials say 13 anti-government protesters have been wounded by security forces amid ongoing clashes in central Baghdad. In the country’s oil-rich south, demonstrators were seen burning tires, and have cut main roads.

The security and medical officials spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.