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Attacks mount in Iraq as US general braces for election day unrest

Attacks multiplied ahead of Iraq’s elections in barely two week’s time, as a US general in Baghdad conceded that troops could not guarantee being able to thwart all violence in the capital. Kurdish parties reached a tentative agreement to participate in elections in the oil rich city of Kirkuk, where friction runs high among the mixed Kurdish and Arab population. In the latest assault on the polls, insurgents set off a bomb in a voting centre in Sharqat, a town with a strong rebel presence north of Baghdad, badly damaging it, police said. Full Story

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