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    Police officers detained; fraud alleged

    MAIDAN SHAHR/BAMYAN CITY/ KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior Affairs on Saturday announced arresting two police officials in central Mandan Wardak province on the charge of election fraud.



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    17 Chaparhar polling centres stay closed

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Only six of 23 polling stations could be opened in the Chaparhar district of eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday, an official said.



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    Polls violence leaves 3 dead, 5 others hurt

    PUL-I-ALAM/ LASHKARGAH, QALAT, MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): Three militants were killed and five others, including two policemen wounded in bomb blasts and clashes in southern Zabul, Helmand, central Logar and eastern Laghman provinces on Saturday, officials said.



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    Blasts in several provinces; no casualty reported

    KABUL/PUL-E-KHUMRI/BAMYAN (Pajhwok): Bombing blasts in the capital Kabul, central Bamyan, northern Parwan and Baghlan provinces occurred close to polling stations but caused no casualties, officials said Saturday.



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    3 Logar polling stations attacked

    PUL-I-ALAM: (Pajhwok): Three Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were wounded last night when militants stormed polling stations in the Baraki Barak district of central Logar province, an official said on Saturday.



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    10 suspects detained in Samangan, Helmand

    AIBAK/LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Security forces detained on Friday 10 suspected rebels planning large-scale attacks on Election Day in northern Samangan and southern Helmand provinces, officials said.



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    6 militants killed in Paktika ahead of polls

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): Six militants have been killed in the Giyan district of southeastern Paktika province, officials said on Friday.

    A huge quantity of arms was recovered from insurgents in Khairkot district, Samiullah, spokesman for the 203rd Thunder Corps, told Pajhwok Afghan News.



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    34 Zabul polling stations to stay shut

    QALAT (Pajhwok): Officials of Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Friday said 34 polling stations would remain shut in southern Zabul province because of security concerns.



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    Polls security beefed up in provinces

    TALUQAN, LASHKARGAH, KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Security forces shot dead five militants, including a commander, in cleanup operations in southern Helmand, northern Kunduz and Takhar provinces to bolster security ahead of Saturday’s vote, officials said Thursday.



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    Kunar drone strike leaves 8 militants dead

    ASADABAD/LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): At least eight militants, including a notorious commander, were killed in a drone strike in eastern Kunar province, the police chief said Thursday.