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Security developments in Iraq, March 7

Iraqis voted yesterday despite a string of attacks around the country. At least 38 people were killed in several bombings. The following is a partial list of some of the other violent acts reported yesterday.

Dozens of mortar rounds landed in Baghdad, causing the following damage: ? Three civilians wounded in the western district of Jihad; ? Two wounded in northern Baghdad; ? One wounded in western Baghdad; ? Five wounded in the western districts of Mansour, Jamiaa, and al-Furat.

Other mortar rounds landed near a school used as a polling centre in western Baghdad, near a mosque in the northern district of Adhamiya, and near a polling centre in the western district of Ghazaliya, without causing casualties. Three mortar rounds landed on the Green Zone government and diplomatic compound. 20 mortar shells were launched in the southern district of Doura. No casualties.

Two mortar rounds landed in Falluja, one near a polling centre and the second on the outskirts of the city. A roadside bomb exploded in western Falluja. There were no casualties.

Four people were wounded in a mortar attack in Mahmudiya.

One person was wounded in a mortar attack.

A roadside bomb went off near an Iraqi army checkpoint close to a polling station, wounding two soldiers, in western Mosul, and a hand grenade thrown at a polling station wounded seven people in eastern Mosul.

Two roadside bombs went off in two different towns near Kirkuk, without causing casualties. * Reuters

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