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Five killed in Baghdad attack as voting begins

Five people were killed and at least 10 wounded in a rocket or bomb attack near a polling station in a northern district of the Iraqi capital ,security officials said.

Written by Agencies | Baghdad |
March 4, 2010 4:02:56 pm

Five people were killed and at least 10 wounded in a rocket or bomb attack near a polling station in a northern district of the Iraqi capital today,security officials said.

“Five people were killed and 10 others wounded by a Katyusha rocket which landed on a residential building” in Hurriyah,said Baghdad Operations Command in a statement.

An interior ministry official,in a differing account of the attack,said five people died and 22 others were wounded as a homemade bomb struck around 500 metres (yards) from a polling station.

The polling station,however,was not being used in today’s early voting for soldiers,prisoners and the sick ahead of Sunday’s parliamentary election.

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