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 Рwho had 2.8 million followers on Instagram Рwas 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.