Iraq attacks mar early voting

Violence remains a daily threat ahead of country's crucial general election.



    Suicide bombers in Iraq have launched a series of assaults as the country heads to the polls for parliamentary elections.

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    A string of deadly blasts shattered an early round of voting on Thursday, as hundreds of thousands of soldiers and police officers cast their votes.

    The attacks served as a grim reminder that the security situation remains precarious for the millions of Iraqis getting ready to cast their ballots on Sunday.

    Sunday's poll is seen as a security test for Iraq as the US prepares to reduce its military presence in the coming months.

    Al Jazeera's Anita McNaught reports from Baghdad.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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