x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Five people killed in attack on polling station

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.

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 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. * AFP