Jihadis hit polling stations in Iraq

Attacks on candidates, election workers and political rallies have cast a shadow over the election. (File photo: Reuters)

Suicide bombers attacked several polling stations and security forces in Iraq on Monday killing at least 18 people and wounding dozens, police said, days before the violence-wracked country holds legislative elections.

The attacks were mounted while Iraqi soldiers and policemen are voting ahead of the country’s first national election since U.S. troops left with worsening sectarian ties and fears the country is slipping into all-out conflict, Agence France-Presse reported.

In west Baghdad, an attacker wearing a suicide belt targeted a polling station early Monday as security force personnel queued to vote, killing seven people and wounding 15, a police colonel said, according to Agence France-Presse.

All of those killed were police officers, a medical official said…