The brave people of Iraq , are lining up to vote. There will be a good turn out at elections today. saddam is gone and democracy is in place. Thank you President Bush.
Long queues formed at polling stations in the capital, as well as towns that largely boycotted the last parliamentary vote in 2005.
An al-Qaeda affiliated group warned that anyone that voted was a target for attack. Baghdad, Fallujah, Baquba, Samarra and several other cities were hit by mortar rounds or bombs, many of them exploding near polling stations.
Baghdad bore the brunt of the violence, with around 70 mortars raining down on mostly Sunni muslim areas as Iraqis headed to the polls in the second parliamentary vote since US-led forces ousted Saddam Hussein in 2003.