Protesters storm Bahraini embassy in Iraqi capital Baghdad


Protesters have stormed the Bahraini embassy compound in Baghdad in protest against a conference held in the Gulf nation.

An Iraqi security official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations, said the protesters stayed in the garden on Thursday and did not storm the offices inside the compound.

He said security forces opened fire in the air to disperse the protesters and reinforcements are on the way to Bagdad’s western neighborhood of Mansour.

The two-day workshop in Bahrain that ended Wendesday was to promote the Trump administration’s $50 billion economic support plan for the Palestinians ahead of a Mideast peace plan to be announced later.

Iraq is home to Iran-backed militias and the embassy attack comes amid tensions between the United States and Iran in the Middle East.

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