Abdullah said the IEC’s turnout figure of seven million voters in Saturday’s run-off election was probably false.
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AFP – Afghan police seized 22 tonnes of explosives destined for use in suicide and roadside bombs, officials said Tuesday, four days before elections that Taliban insurgents have vowed to attack. The explosives were uncovered in dozens of plastic-wrapped bags in the northern province of Takhar, as security forces ramp up efforts to protect candidates, …
The Taliban, who often target government officials, released a brief statement on their website claiming responsibility for the attack.
“The Taliban said they wanted to show their strength (by launching the attacks),” Karzai said.