Iraq election day marred by blasts
At least 12 people were killed and eight injured after a blast destroyed a second building in Baghdad as Iraq held a parliamentary election on Sunday. According to Reuters, earlier a first explosion at a residential building in the Iraqi capital killed at least four people.
Meanwhile, at least 10 mortar blasts and four bombs hit Baghdad after voting centers opened at 7:00 am, security officials said. Four of the mortars landed in the capital's Green Zone, killing at least one person and injuring nine others, the official said.
Five other blasts have also struck voting stations in Baquba, 60 kilometers north of the capital