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Afghan men line up to cast their votes during a parliamentary election at a polling station in Kabul, Afghanistan October 21.(REUTERS)

Afghanistan presidential election delayed until July 20

By AFP | Kabul
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2018 09:24 PM IST
The presidential ballot was originally scheduled for April 20.
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The attack occurred on the second day of Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections, which were extended because of attacks on Saturday and technical issues that caused hours of delays.(Reuters)
The attack occurred on the second day of Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections, which were extended because of attacks on Saturday and technical issues that caused hours of delays.(Reuters)

Six children among 11 killed in blast in Afghanistan on second day of polling

By Press Trust of India | Kabul
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2018 02:06 PM IST
No one immediately claimed the attack. The Taliban and an Islamic State affiliate are both active in Nangarhar. Afghan civilians are often killed by roadside bombs intended to target security forces.
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Taliban fighters pose during a patrol in Ghazni province in January 2010. The Taliban has called on its supporters to block this month’s parliamentary elections in Afghanistan, describing the October 20 vote as a ‘malicious American conspiracy.’(Representative Image/AFP File Photo)
Taliban fighters pose during a patrol in Ghazni province in January 2010. The Taliban has called on its supporters to block this month’s parliamentary elections in Afghanistan, describing the October 20 vote as a ‘malicious American conspiracy.’(Representative Image/AFP File Photo)

Taliban vows to block parliamentary elections in Afghanistan

By Eltaf Najafizada | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2018 12:08 AM IST
The country’s Independent Election Commission said at least 54,000 Afghan forces will be deployed to secure 5,100 polling stations throughout the country on election day.
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