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Afghan election day marked by attacks

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Afghan election day marked by attacks


The explosion was heard just as Khost Governor Abdul Jabar Nahimi was explaining to journalists how well voting was going. Insurgents had targeted a nearby polling station in the eastern province, injuring three people, two of them election observers.

Other attacks have proved deadly, among them a
blast near a polling station in northern Baghlan province that killed one Afghan soldier and six pro-government militiamen.

The Taliban has denounced the poll as a “foreign process.” And, with election day violence mounting across the country, voters appeared hesistant. Courage is needed to defy the group’s threats, including a pledge to cut off the ink-stained fingers of those who cast their ballots.

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