Voting starts in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar amid tight security

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It was not immediately clear how many people were at the site at the time of the attack.

The officials further added that 173 polling stations would remain open for the voters during the elections day in Kandahar.

No security incidents were reported Saturday in Kandahar, according to Zabiullah Sadat, deputy spokesman for Afghan Independence Election Commission.

An Afghan voter casts his ballot at a polling station during parliamentary elections in Kandahar city, capital of Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on October 27, 2018.

The policeman, who was martyred, was injured in the attack and later died of his wounds.

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Follow The Khaama Press News Agency on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook. "We want to vote and will do so even at the risk of our lives", has insured with the AFP Samiullah, an elector of the city of Kandahar.

The Taliban claimed that attack and said they also targeted Washington's top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Scott Miller, who was unhurt.

"I have defied all the threats of attacks and explosions to vote".

It was hoped that the appointment of Tadeen Khan - a brother of Raziq and a member of the Afghan security forces - as acting provincial police chief would help keep a lid on polling day unrest.

The ballot, which the Taliban had vowed to attack, was marred by lengthy delays at polling centres, allegations of fraud, and deadly violence, with hundreds killed or wounded in scores of attacks.

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IEC figures suggest around half of the almost nine million people registered to vote actually cast a ballot.

More than 2,500 candidates, including mullahs, journalists and sons of warlords, are competing for 249 seats in the lower house.

This year's elections have become the first parliamentary election in Afghanistan since 2010.

Unofficial election results of the parliamentary balloting are not expected before mid-November and official results sometime in December.

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