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Election Workers in Iraqi Rebels’ Crosshairs

Treading cautiously on shattered glass and debris, Iraqi election worker Ali Hamza tried his best to hide his nerves Tuesday after a grenade hit the kindergarten where he is setting up a polling station.With 12 days to go until the election, the school, a major center for voter registration in Basra, Iraq’s mostly Shi’ite second city, was deserted — except for police guarding the rooftop and patrolling the grounds. Yasamin Kindergarten was one of three schools, all serving as polling places, to have been hit in Basra late Sunday. Injuries were few and damage was moderate, but the attacks sent a chilling message to voters in the southern port city.Full Story

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