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Iraqi election commission says Kirkuk voting stations under siege, staff inside


BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk were on Wednesday besieging several polling stations containing election staff, four days after a national vote, the head of the electoral commission said. (Reuters World News) More More

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