24 Iraqis killed by explosions as they vote in Baghdad

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Baghdad, Mar.7 (ANI): At least 24 Iraqis were killed on Sunday as they cast their votes in an election that Sunni Islamist militants have vowed to disrupt.At least 65 people were wounded around the country.

An Independent report said scores of mortar rounds, rockets and roadside bombs exploded near polling stations in Baghdad, and some elsewhere.

The voting was for Iraq's second full-term parliament since the 2003 US-led invasion.

The Baghdad security spokesman, Major General Qassim al-Moussawi, said most of the rockets and mortar bombs had been fired from mainly Sunni districts in and around the city. (ANI)

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