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Pictured: headquarters of pro-Sadr foundation severely damaged in Maysan

Muqtada Al Sadr

Malik al-Ashtar foundation has been damaged as a huge explosion targeted its headquarters in Maysan.

The attack, in which explosive devices were used, led to destroying the theater, ballroom and warehouse of the foundation which backed the Sadr-led coalition in the election.

With more than 90 percent of votes tallied from Saturday’s election, Moqtada al-Sadr is poised to take first place in Iraq’s first national election since the defeat of ISIS last year, beating out Iran-backed Shiite leader Hadi al-Amiri and incumbent Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

The election was marked by low turnout — Sadr won the nationwide popular vote with over 1.3 million votes, gaining 54 seats in parliament, according to a Reuters analysis.