Clashes break out between police and protesters in Iraq, leaving at least five dead

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Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan.25 / Trend, R.Hafizoglu /

Clashes broke out between police and protesters after Friday prayers in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, where Sunnis live compactly, "Al Jazeera" TV channel reported.

According to the TV channel, as a result of the clashes at least five people died and about forty were injured.

Today protest actions are underway in protest against the policy of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in different cities. Protesters demand the release of political prisoners and granting of rights and freedom to Sunni population of the country.

It is reported that the demonstrations are held in major provinces of the country, particularly in Anbar and Samara.

Earlier, a series of terrorist attacks took place that killed at least 17, injured 168 people.

Iraqi MP - Sunni Ayfan Saadun al-Essawi on Tuesday became the victim of terrorist attack in the city of Fallujah, which was committed by a suicide bomber.

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