Baghdad           -        An Iraqi protester died Tuesday morning after being shot with a tear gas canister in overnight skirmishes with police in the capital, medical and security sources told AFP.

“He was shot in the head and chest, and more than a dozen others were wounded. He was in intensive care and died this morning,” a medic said.  He was the third protester to die this week after being hit in a direct shot by tear gas canisters in Baghdad, after two died the same way early Monday following clashes with security forces in the capital’s Tahrir Square.