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Iraq counts votes from first polls since US pullout

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Iraqi election officials were to begin counting votes on Sunday from the country's first elections since US troops departed, which served as a key test of its stability amid a spike in violence. 

An electoral employee begins sorting out ballots at a polling station on April 20, 2013 in Baghdad's Sadr City district. Iraqi election officials were to begin counting votes on Sunday from the country's first elections since US troops departed, which served as a key test of its stability amid a spike in violence.

Attacks killed three people on election day, a fraction of those who died in a wave of violence preceding Saturday's polls, which seemed generally well-organised, according to diplomats touring polling stations and AFP journalists.

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