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Iraqi election commission says Kirkuk voting stations under siege

BAGHDAD – Several polling stations in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk were being besieged by gunmen on Wednesday, four days after a national election, the head of the electoral commission said.

 

Riyadh al-Badran said the gunmen, who he did not identify, were putting pressure on the commission to change the election results.

"The employees of the commission are in a hostage situation," he said, calling on authorities to provide protection.

 


פרסום ראשון: 05.16.18, 17:24