Monday, July 28, 2014


Iraq

Ten Killed In Attack On Iraqi Polling Station

Police say gunmen have attacked a polling station in northern Iraq, killing 10 guards.

The attack late on April 21 came a little more than one week before Iraqis are due to vote in parliamentary elections April 30.

An Associated Press report quoted police as saying the assault in a village outside the city of Kirkuk was carried out by gunmen wearing Iraqi military uniforms.

The incident was reported shortly after more than 30 people were reported killed in a series of attacks elsewhere in Iraq on April 21.

Violence has already forced the cancellation of the upcoming election in parts of Anbar Province, where security forces have been battling Sunni Islamist militants who have seized parts of two cities.

In the past year, Iraq has seen almost daily attacks, most targeting security forces and communities of the country's Shi'ite majority.
 
Based on reporting by AP and dpa

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