12 Iraqis Killed in Election Day Attacks

Tightened security in Nineva and Anbar provinces was successful in preventing any major attacks against voters today. However, some violence did occur. At least 12 Iraqis were killed in it, and another 16 were wounded. Only two provinces participated in polling. Elections in 12 other provinces took place in April.

A suicide bomber in Ramadi killed as many as seven people and wounded another five when he attacked a polling center after it had closed. While polls were still open, mortar fire killed one person and wounded another.

In Mosul, three soldiers were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded. Shelling near a polling station wounded two soldiers.

A roadside bomb in Baiji killed an election official.

Two civilians were shot to death in Shirqat.

A car bomb wounded three people in Hilla.

In Hawija, two insurgents were wounded as they tried to plant a bomb.

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Author: Margaret Griffis

Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has been covering Iraqi casualties for Antiwar.com since 2006.