At Least 38 Killed by Iraqi Security Forces at Sunni Protest

Protest camp attacked


BAGHDAD—Iraq's security forces killed at least 38 mostly Sunni protesters and gunmen in the northern city of Hawija on Tuesday, escalating months of brewing sectarian tensions and protests into outright armed conflict.

Antiriot security forces attacked the Hawija protest camp during the early morning hours of Tuesday, according to security officials in the restive province of Kirkuk, killing 25 people, burning tents and arresting 75 protesters.