Afghans Go to Polls in Postponed Elections in Kandahar

Afghans Go to Polls in Postponed Elections in Kandahar

Major roads throughout southern Kandahar were closed almost 24 hours before polls opened to stop vehicle-born explosive devices from entering the province, said provincial governor's spokesman Aziz Ahmed Azizi.

In the meantime, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) said the suspects should be punished in accordance with the law.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

No security incidents were reported Saturday in Kandahar, according to Zabiullah Sadat, deputy spokesman for Afghan Independence Election Commission.

Kandaharians will cast their votes in 173 polling stations across the province.

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Kabul, Oct 29 At least one policeman was killed and six other people, including four workers of the Independent Election Commission, were wounded in a suicide attack here on Monday.

More than half a million people were registered to vote across the province, according to the IEC's media relations office, with women making up roughly 1 in 8 registered voters.Turnout figures have not yet been released. "Doubtless that a number of candidates wanted to use these people for their own benefit in the elections", said Danish.

On October 20, Afghanistan held its much-delayed parliamentary elections, the provisional results of which will be announced on November 10 and final ones on December 20.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the insurgent group was responsible. Technical glitches with a new biometric identification system introduced to stem fraud allegations instead created massive confusion and caused delays lasting hours, frustrating voters and challenging the credibility of the polls.

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