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Iraq Violence Kills 14 as Country Awaits Election Results

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Attacks in and around Baghdad have killed at least 14, as Iraqis wait for the results of last month's parliamentary elections.
Police say the deadliest attacks came when two markets were bombed on Sunday, killing and wounding shoppers.
The United Nations says violence between the Sunni minority and ruling Shi'ite majority has killed more than 12,000 Iraqis over the past year.
Many blame Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's government for failing to strengthen security across the country. Maliki is hoping the results of the April 30 parliamentary elections will bring him a third term.
His State of Law alliance is expected to win the most seats, but not enough to be able to form a new government on its own.

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May 19, 2014 10:36 PM
This is the work of Al Qaida and its sponsor Saudi Arabia. SA never belive democracy and they want the same type of system in other countries by force. God gave them Oil Income but they are not using for public welfare, rather they use to kill innocent peoples. Whole World knows in 9/11 incidents most Pilots from Saudi Arabia. These illetrate and uneducated peoples of Al Qaida and its sponsor wants to inforce their system with brutal killing and destruction of basic structure. In SA there is no freedom of expression, if any body wants to express his/her opinion then he/she will be behind bars. They have hire terrorist in Syria,Iraq,Bahrain and Pakistan to kill innocent peoples. This is the duty of Iraqi Govt to capture human killers and give them heavey punishment in front of General Public, so no body will kill innocent Peoples because of money.

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