After yesterday’s spasm of violence, Iraq was unusually quiet. Only six people were wounded in overnight violence.
The Independent High Electoral Commission reported that turnout for yesterday’s election was just above 60 percent. Results are still days away, but many parties are already analyzing their performances. A successful election means that the United States, barring any "catastrophic event," can continue its drawdown on schedule.
Six people were wounded by gunfire during post-election celebrations in Kirkuk.
In Baghdad, a bomb exploded without leaving casualties in the Adhamiya neighborhood.
Five suspects were arrested in Qebla.
Tal Afar reported no casualties during the election.