Provincial elections are on Saturday and candidates are dropping. Today three were killed. One in Mosul, another in Baghdad and one in Diyala province.
It's almost expected here. Two others were killed recently as well.
In the United States this would be big news. Here it's a line in the violence report of the day. Better then other days, a huge improvement over the frightening times of more than a year ago but yet still more bloodshed.
In Diyala Abbas Farhan al Jubouri went to the village of Mohammed al Maleh to campaign. He is running with the National Movement of Reformation and Development also known as "The Solution."
But he never made it home. He, his cousin and his brother were taken and later their dead bodies were found just north of the village.
He was number six on his party's list. Now he is gone. He leaves behind twelve children.