File - A man passes by a campaign poster of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in Basra, Iraq's second-largest city, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, April 27, 2014 .(AP Photo/ Nabil al-Jurani)
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On the eve of the first general election since U.S. troops withdrew from Iraq, attacks killed 24 people across the country Tuesday, in the latest in a wave of deadly violence.Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, under fire over the worst protracted surge in violence in years and a laundry list of voter grievances, is bidding for a third term in the first national election since 2010 .With Monday's attacks fueling fears voters may stay at home rather than risk being caught up in bloodshed, twin bombings hit a town northeast of Baghdad, killing 17 more people and violence elsewhere left seven more dead.
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