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Prime Minister Maliki's State of Law Alliance has taken the early vote lead in Baghdad, Basrah, Babil, Najaf, Karbala, and Muthanna, while Iyad Allawi's Iraqiya party leads in Ninewa, Diyala, Anbar, and Salahadin, and has a slim lead in Kirkuk over the Kurdish party. The Iraqi National Alliance only leads in Maysan and Diwaniyah. The final results will not be announced until the end of March.
Three terrorists were killed when their car bomb exploded prematurely. Security forces captured seven wanted men in Basrah; two Special Groups fighters in Wasit; and three al Qaeda leaders, a weapons facilitator, and five operatives in central and northern Iraq.
Prime Minister Maliki's party is leading in the early vote count. Security forces detained seven wanted men in Basrah, two al Qaeda leaders and two operatives in central Iraq, two Naqshabandiya fighters in Jalawlaa, and an Ansar al Sunnah cleric in Kirkuk.
Election turnout is reported at 62 percent. Insurgents killed two policemen and a civilian in Mosul and Fallujah; one insurgent was also killed. Iraqi forces detained 16 wanted men in Basrah and two al Qaeda fighters in Mosul. Two US soldiers died in a vehicle accident near Baghdad.
Al Qaeda in Iraq failed to deter parliamentary elections. Thirty-eight Iraqis were killed in mortar attacks and bombings, but the attacks did not keep Iraqis from the polls. Turnout was high. Security forces detained six wanted men in Saadiya, two terrorists in Tarmiyah, an al Qaeda cell leader in Arii, and a Naqshabandi cell leader in Kirkuk.
High turnout was recorded during the first day of out-of-country voting. Four Iranians were killed in a bombing in Najaf. Iraqi forces detained 10 al Qaeda in Iraq fighters in central and northern Iraq, eight in Diyala, and four more in Ramadi, an al Qaeda mufti in Khalis, and six wanted men in Basrah.