ERBIL — Three people, including two women, have been assassinated in Iraq’s southern province of Basra as the city continues struggling with multiple crises.
Head of Basra headquarter of Iraq’s High Commission for Human Rights (IHCHR), Mahdi Tamimi, has confirmed the report, revealing that one of the assassinated women owned a beauty center in the city.
The other two were activists who participated in the recent protests in Basra.
The assassins and motive behind the murders are not know yet. However, killing of civic activists and women icons have recently been on the rise in Basra and Baghdad.
Basra recently witnessed months-long protests in which the people of the oil-rich province were demanding better public services, jobs, and social justice.
Dozens were killed and injured during the violent protests which started earlier in July.