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Iraq PM vows full probe into killings, reshuffle

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Wednesday (October 9th) promised a full probe into last week's violence that left more than 100 dead in anti-government protests, as calm returned ahead of three days of national mourning, AFP reported.

In a televised address to the nation, Abdul Mahdi pledged a package of reforms and said his government would carry out a "thorough investigation" as well as pay compensation to the "martyrs", both civilians and members of the security forces killed in clashes.

He also said he would propose a government reshuffle on Thursday to parliament.

With the return of normal life in Baghdad, traffic has again clogged the main roads of the sprawling city of nine million inhabitants.

The government announced three days of national mourning in the wake of the unrest.

On Tuesday, security restrictions were lifted around Baghdad's Green Zone, where government offices and embassies are based.

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