Afghans In Kandahar Vote In Delayed Elections Amid Recent Violence

Afghans In Kandahar Vote In Delayed Elections Amid Recent Violence

Afghans In Kandahar Vote In Delayed Elections Amid Recent Violence

The residents in the Afghan province of Kandahar cast their vote today in the parliamentary elections, which were postponed due to an attack last week.

The suicide bomber was shot by the security forces but that could not prevent him from detonating, said Mujahid. The roads will reopen after polls close at 4 p.m.

One policeman was killed and four others injured outside the Independent Election Commission's offices in PD9 of Kabul city on Monday morning in an explosion, police said as per a report by TOLONews.

The election, which the Taliban had vowed to attack, was marred by deadly violence, with hundreds killed or wounded in scores of attacks.

Hajji Hamdullah Gulalai, head of one of the largest tribes in south Kandahar, complained bitterly about the chaos at polling stations, where workers were late arriving and had difficulty finding the names of voters waiting to cast their ballots.

People in Kandahar Province went to the polls on Saturday, while elections have yet to be held in central Ghazni Province, which is still reeling from the Taliban's takeover in August.

These legislative elections are the first in Afghanistan to make use of biometric devices at voting centers.

"The election commission supports the move and wants the people who tried to damage the election process to be punished", Abdul Aziz Ibrahimi, a deputy spokesman for the IEC said.

This article has been adapted from its original source.

To add to the war-torn country's woes, Daesh has also established a foothold in eastern and northern Afghanistan.

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