Top story: Twelve people were killed by suicide bombers in Baghdad today as early voting began in Iraq's parliamentary elections. 25 soldiers were also wounded in an attack on a polling station where security services were voting early.
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis who are unable to make it to the polls on Sunday -- mostly security personnel and hospital patients -- are voting today. Turnout is high so far for the country's first full parliamentary elections since the U.S. invasion in 2003. Today's attacks follow yesterday's bombing in Baquba which killed 33.