Attacks in Iraq kill six

 03 May 2014 - 1:14

Workers from Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) counting votes at an analysis centre in Karbala, south of Baghdad, yesterday. Counting may take three weeks. The Commission hopes to declare final results by the end of May.

BAGHDAD: Attacks north of Baghdad, including a car bomb set off by a suicide attacker, killed six people yesterday, just days after Iraq’s parliamentary election. The bloodshed comes with officials counting votes from Wednesday’s polls. In yesterday’s attack, a suicide bomber set off a vehicle rigged with explosives on a highway connecting Baghdad to the town of Dujail, in Salaheddin province, killing four soldiers and wounding two others, officials said. Elsewhere, gunmen killed two members of the Yazidi sect in the town of Rabiyah, near Iraq’s border with Syria in northern Nineveh province. AFP