Headlines Electoral Employees Killed in Baghdad Attack


Seeker of Truth
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Insurgents dragged three employees of Iraq's Electoral Commission from a car in Baghdad on Sunday and shot them dead, the latest in a series of attacks designed to disrupt efforts to hold the Jan. 30 election.

In the southern Shi'ite holy city of Kerbala, a car bomb exploded near a police academy, causing several casualties, witnesses said. The attack came four days after 10 people were killed in a bomb blast near an important shrine in the city.

A spokesman for the Electoral Commission said three junior employees had been killed in the Baghdad assault but said it was unclear if they were targeted because they worked with the commission, which is charged with conducting next month's poll.

"We don't know if they were targeted specifically," spokesman and Commission board member Farid Ayar said
Didn't know if they were targeted specifically? WTF

Get ready for a whole lot more of this. The insurgents will bring this "election" process to it's knees...

Oh, anyone know who's running in the election next month?