Thursday, April 10, 2014

Violence in Iraq grows as polls near

Militant attacks increase in Iraq ahead of this month's elections that could see Nouri Al-Maliki unseated from power
People walk past election campaign posters at Tahrir Square in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, April 10, 2014 (Photo: AP)
A series of attacks north of Baghdad killed eight soldiers Tuesday as Iraq’s election campaign enters its 10th day, leaving many believing that efforts taken to reach across the sectarian divide have failed.
Iraq’s electioneering campaign officially started 1 April marking a transition in the country's political crisis with the vote set for 30 April.
The campaigning by candidates was matched by an increase in violence in some provinces.
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