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'Iraq election ends without major attack'

world Updated: Jan 31, 2009 20:51 IST

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Iraq concluded provincial elections on Saturday without recording a major attack anywhere in the war-weary country, said Defence Ministry spokesman Major General Mohammed al-Askary.

Iraqi police and soldiers guarded polling stations against attacks by Al- Qaeda or other insurgents while the 140,000 US troops in the country maintained a low-profile as they prepare to leave by end-2011, or sooner.