Afghanistans Kandahar province votes a week late after police chief killed

Suicide bomber targets electoral officials in Kabul

Scores of attacks marred the first day of the election on October 20, with an AFP tally showing almost 300 civilians and security forces were killed or wounded in poll-related violence.

Turbaned men and burqa-clad women stood in long, segregated queues outside polling centres in the deeply conservative Kandahar provincial capital, which was blanketed with heavy security in anticipation of militant attacks.

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 polls open Saturday in a southern province of Afghanistan, where the legislative elections, held last week in the country, had been postponed after the assassination by the taliban, a powerful chief of the local police.

The Electoral Complaints Commission has received thousands of complaints following three days of voting in 33 out of 34 provinces. But hiccups with biometric devices and voter lists persisted.

Despite delays caused by technical and organisational glitches, voters waited patiently to cast their vote.

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Kabul police chief spokesperson Basir Mujahid said the bomber exploded his vehicle outside the office of the Independent Election Commission after police suspected his intentions and opened fire.

The attack took place after a meeting with the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, General Scott Miller.

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

The attack came after officials at the Independent Election Commission began counting votes cast during parliamentary polls last week, according to Reuters. A balance sheet four times higher than that reported by afghan authorities, who are believed to have deliberately under-estimated the violence so as not to frighten the voters.

Kandahar residents will choose 11 candidates out of 111 parliamentary candidates Saturday, a week after the rest of the country voted.

The IEC is scheduled to release preliminary results on November 10.

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