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An Iraqi official says militants have issued death threats against employees of the country's election commission, raising concerns about security ahead of the upcoming provincial balloting. The April 20 vote is the first nationwide ballot since 2010 and an important test for embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

Iraq official reports threats ahead of April vote

The Associated Press reports:

An Iraqi official says militants have issued death threats against employees of the country's election commission, raising concerns about security ahead of the upcoming provincial balloting.

The April 20 vote is the first nationwide ballot since 2010 and an important test for embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

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