Three killed in attack linked by security services to Iraq’s election

Banners and flags for candidates and lists for the elections hang along a street in the oil-rich and multi-ethnic northern city of Kirkuk. (AFP)

Three men were killed by a bomb attached to their car in a Sunni Arab region south of the oil city of Kirkuk on Saturday in an attack security sources to the parliamentary election.

Two of the dead were voters and the third an observer in a voting station near the town of al-Khan, the sources said.

ISIS earlier claimed responsibility for the attack. The militants had threatened attacks in the runup to the vote, the first held since they were defeated last year by Iraqi security forces backed by a US-led coalition.

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