At Least One Policeman Killed In Explosion Outside IEC Offices

Suicide bomber targets electoral officials in Kabul

Suicide bomber targets electoral officials in Kabul

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.

One police officer was killed and six others, including election workers and policemen, were wounded in the blast.

On the first day of the elections, 15 people were killed in a suicide attack in the capital Kabul.

The unprecedented delays forced voting to be extended a second day last weekend to give people in more than 400 polling centers an opportunity to cast their ballots.

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On October 23, Taliban forces abducted 20 Afghans in Farah Province because of participating in the country's parliamentary elections and killed two of them.

According to the election commission, 567,000 people have registered to vote in Kandahar.

Similar issues were evident in Kandahar, the birthplace of the Taliban and a province notorious for ballot stuffing, with many polling sites in the city opening more than an hour late - despite assurances from IEC deputy spokeswoman Kobra Rezaei on Friday that "we are absolutely ready".

The Electoral Complaints Commission has received thousands of complaints following three days of voting in 33 out of 34 provinces.

Israel pummels Gaza with airstrikes through night in response to rocket attack
The Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) said Saturday that it will stop firing rockets at Israel after an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire. Widespread desperation among Gaza's 2 million residents has fueled the participation in the Hamas-orchestrated protests.

Many suspect a significant number of those on the voter roll were based on fake identification documents that fraudsters planned to use to stuff ballot boxes.

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

Zalmai Wesa was seriously hurt in the October 18 attack that killed provincial police chief Gen. Abdul Raziq and also targeted the commander of USA and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops in Afghanistan, Gen. Scott Miller, who escaped unhurt.

Preliminary results of nationwide voting for Afghanistan's 249-seat Parliament are not expected before mid-November.

Wednesday Oil Markets: Crude Prices Stabilize
Yesterday, he said Saudi Arabia still intends to increase production to meet demand as USA sanctions shrink Iran's crude exports. In the US , crude stockpiles added 9.88 million barrels last week, the American Petroleum Institute was said to report.

In 2016, the election was postponed over unstable security situation in the country, where various militant groups, including the Taliban and the Islamic State, carry out regular terrorist attacks and fight for power against Kabul.

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