WORLD Huge fire breaks out in warehouses of electoral commission in Baghdad

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Huge fire breaks out in warehouses of electoral commission in Baghdad

Xinhua

15:11, June 11, 2018

BAGHDAD, June 10 (Xinhua) -- A massive fire broke out Sunday in three warehouses containing ballot boxes of Iraq's parliamentary election in downtown capital Baghdad.

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Smoke rises from warehouses containing ballot boxes of Iraq's parliamentary election in Baghdad on June 10, 2018. (Web photo)

An Interior Ministry source told Xinhua that the incident took place in the afternoon in Gailani neighborhood in electoral commission warehouses, which contain ballot boxes of eastern side of Risafa in Baghdad and electronic counting devices.


The Iraqi parliament on Wednesday approved to recount votes in the country's May 12 parliamentary election after allegations of fraud and irregularities.

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