Saturday, October 15, 2005

Iraqi Vote Completed Without Major Terrorist Attacks

The polls are now closed in Iraq. The constitutional vote was completed without a major attack, despite vows from terrorist insurgents to disrupt it.

From the Associated Press via Yahoo!News:
As polls closed at 5 p.m. (10 a.m. EDT), people in Baghdad fired guns into the air in celebration. Some Iraqis passed out sweets in the street, just ahead of the end of the day's Ramadan fast.

Insurgents attacked five of Baghdad's 1,200 polling stations with shootings and bombs, wounding seven voters, but there were no major attacks reported as U.S. and Iraqi forces clamped down with major security measures around balloting sites.