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Partial Afghan Election Results Show Runoff Likely

Afghan presidential hopeful Abdullah Abdullah shows his inked finger as he casts his vote at a local polling station in Kabul. The former foreign minister is leading his closest rival Ashraf Ghani. 1,106 more words

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Afghans are voting for a new president and provincial councils on Saturday.
The election follows weeks of rising Taliban attacks in Afghanistan, and comes amid concerns that pervading political corruption and voter fraud may taint the historic vote. 486 more words

Afghans Defy Taliban Threat To Vote In Droves

KABUL, Afghanistan (CBS DC/AP) — Millions of Afghans defied Taliban threats and rain Saturday, underscoring their enormous expectations from an election that comes as the country’s wobbly government prepares to face down a ferocious insurgency largely on its own. 1,436 more words

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The High Cost of Afghan Uncertainty

By Ali Imran 

Afghanistan is yet again on the edge of uncertainty and its future fragile as ever.

President Barack Obama has ordered contingency planning for pullout of all American forces by the end of the year after months of frustrations over delay in conclusion of bilateral security agreement. 1,257 more words

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TALIBAN IN AFGHANISTAN: PEOPLE EFFECT

Thoughtful Investigation:

Why are casualty figures from Taliban attacks a small fraction of the numbers of dead and wounded in attacks carried out in Iraq? 447 more words

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BBC News - Afghanistan election HQ attack: Taliban militants killed

Saturday, 29 March 2014. Taliban militants who attacked Afghanistan’s election commission headquarters have all been killed, police say.

Gunmen broke into a nearby building, disguised as women, and opened fire on the commission compound. 621 more words

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Taliban militants attack Afghan election HQ ahead of vote

WATCH ABOVE: Taliban militants in Afghanistan attacked the presidential voting headquarters today. As Jacques Bourbeau reports, the violence is only expected to rise as election day approaches. 727 more words

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