Afghan voters head to polls amid deadly violence

Security forces check a man outside a polling station in Jalalabad today. Insurgents worked to disrupt Afghanistan’s presidential election, with a series of blasts reported across the country. – AFP pic, September 28, 2019.

AFGHANS voted in presidential elections amid tight security today, even as insurgents attacked polling centres in a series of blasts across the country that left at least one person dead.

The first-round vote marks the culmination of a bloody election campaign that is seen as a close race between President Ashraf Ghani and his bitter rival Abdullah Abdullah, the country’s chief executive.

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