ISIS said earlier this week that it would attack polling stations in Iraq during parliamentary elections next month and that anyone who participated in the vote would be considered an infidel.
In an audio message released on April 22, the terrorist group's spokesman accused Iraq's Shi'ite-led government of being a proxy of Iran and warned that anyone who runs or votes in the May 12 election would be targeted.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory in December over ISIS, which seized a third of Iraq in 2014, but the hardline Sunni terrorists have reverted to insurgency tactics following the crumbling of their self-declared caliphate.
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