At Least One Policeman Killed In Explosion Outside IEC Offices

At Least One Policeman Killed In Explosion Outside IEC Offices

Raziq was among three people killed in a brazen insider attack on a high-level security meeting in Kandahar city that was attended by General Scott Miller, the top USA and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation commander in Afghanistan. Raziq's strongman tactics had been credited with thwarting successive Taliban attempts to gain a foothold in Kandahar, once their spiritual heartland.

The voting process in Kandahar started under tight security at 08:00 a.m. local time, as security forces have started checking cars crossing throughout the election sites in the provincial capital Kandahar city and other districts.

On the first day of the elections, 15 people were killed in a suicide attack in the capital Kabul. The U.S. -backed government is rife with corruption and many Afghans have said they do not expect the elections to be fair. But the Afghan public defied the threats and voted in the much-awaited elections.

Independent Election Commission deputy spokesman Aziz Ibrahimi says voting began at 7 a.m. Saturday at 1,113 polling stations to elect 11 parliamentarians from a slate of 111 candidates.

According to reports, 109 candidates are running for the parliamentary elections from Kandahar province, including 96 men and 13 women.

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 people waiting to cast their ballots. "They can not find people's names on the voters list".




Preliminary results of the elections held on October 20-21 are expected to be announced on November 10, while final results are due by December 20.

A suicide bomber targeting the headquarters of Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Monday killed at least one person and wounded six, officials said, in the latest violence to strike the controversial poll.

"The suicide bomber blew himself up next to a vehicle of an IEC staff member that was parked near a police checkpoint", said an IEC official. Another eight people were wounded, he said, although the casualty numbers could rise.

The war toppled the militant group; however, some 17 years on, the Taliban are still active in two-thirds of the country and involved in widespread militancy, killing thousands of civilians as well as Afghan and USA forces despite the presence of US-led foreign troops.

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.

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