The Supreme Electoral Commission confirmed on Friday that all polling stations are “safe”, while noting that they carry out “proactive operations” to protect them.
“We assure citizens that all polling stations are safe,” the committee said in a brief statement on state television.
“We are proactive in providing a secure environment for the elections,” the commission said.
On Friday, the US embassy in Iraq warned of terrorist attacks targeting polling stations in Iraq, citing information about possible attacks across Iraq, notably the Ghazaliya district of Baghdad.
The Baghdad Operations Command announced a few days ago the implementation of a tight security plan to protect citizens and polling stations during the legislative elections scheduled for Saturday.
The plan included the implementation of a curfew at 12 pm today and for 24 hours, as well as closing the entrances of the capital from time to time itself and until further notice.