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Kandahar votes amid strict security

ANI | Updated: Oct 27, 2018 19:39 IST

Kandahar [Afghanistan], Oct 27 (ANI): The Kandahar province of Afghanistan went to polls on Saturday amid strict security, a week after the whole nation voted in the parliamentary elections.
Ministry of Interior asserted that the security situation in the region was under control and as many as 6000 security forces were deployed, reported Tolo News.
Najib Danish, a spokesperson of the ministry, said: "Situation is good, and no incident registered yet in Kandahar, enemies’ threats are zero and among 6,000 troops 260 are females."
However, citizens had to face several problems, including a delay in the opening of the voting centers. Problems were also reported in the voters' lists and biometric systems.
Voters, however, turned out in large numbers amid Taliban threats.
The elections were postponed in the wake of the recent attack which took place in the governor's house that claimed the lives of many, including that of Kandahar Police Chief General Abdul Raziq.
Elections are yet to be conducted in Ghazni due to disagreements over constituencies and security issues. (ANI)