URGENT ¥¥¥ Iraqi minister resigns over protester death: deputy PM

Iraq's Agriculture Minister Ezzedine al-Dawleh resigned on Friday over the killing of a protester by security forces, an Iraqi deputy premier told AFP.

"The minister of agriculture resigned today," Saleh al-Mutlak, member of the Sunni-backed Iraqiya bloc said.

Dawleh, also a member of Iraqiya, was the second such minister from the bloc to have resigned this month, Mutlak said.