TRAC Incident Report: Islamic State (IS) Attack at Polling Station in Sateeh, Al-Rashad District, Southern Kirkuk Governorate, Iraq – 10 October 2021

Archie Philipps
2 weeks ago

TRAC Top LineOn 10 October 2021, Iraqis voted in a parliamentary election under tight security:Amidst Security Concerns, Iraq to Close All Borders and Airports For Three Days During 10 October 2021 Elections - 28 September 2021As a relatively quiet Election Day drew to a close, reports emerged of an Islamic State (IS) attack at a polling station in Sateeh, in the Al-Rashad district, Southern Kirkuk Governorate, just as poll were closing.Due to security concerns and voter apathy, voter turnout was estimated at around just 20%. This incident will no doubt further dent the confidence in Iraqi officials who had promised a safe election,…

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