Former Miss Iraq ‘threatened’ after fellow Instagram star’s murder

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A former Miss Iraq says she has received death threats, days after another Iraqi model was shot dead.

Shimaa Qassem voiced fears for her life in a live video broadcast online, saying she had received a message warning her that she would be next.

On Thursday, Tara Fares – who had 2.8 million followers on Instagram – was killed by unknown gunmen in Baghdad.

Her death came two days after a female human rights activist, Suad al-Ali, was gunned down in the city of Basra.