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    Gunmen intimidate Astalif voters

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Residents of the Astalif district of Kabul province on Saturday alleged gunmen at polling stations forced voters to cast votes in favour of a particular candidate.



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    Pakistan fires rockets into Kandahar

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): In an attempt to disrupt elections, Pakistani forces on Saturday fired rockets into three border districts of southern Kandahar province, officials said.



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    Pajhwok reporter beaten, camera broken

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A Pajhwok Afghan News video journalist was beaten and his camera broken by Afghan National Army (ANA) personnel guarding polling stations in the Lalpura district of eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday.



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    10 lives lost to Election Day violence

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Election-related violence in different parts of the country left 10 people, including civilians, dead and several others wounded on Saturday, officials said.



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    1 dead in blast; polling disrupted

    PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok):  An explosion next to a polling centre in the Baghlan-i-Markazi district of northern Baghlan province left one man dead and halted the process temporarily, security officials said.



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    5 Ghazni polling stations under attack

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Clashes were ongoing as insurgents attacked five polling stations in Andar and Deh Yak districts of southern Ghazni province on Saturday, an official said.



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    A dozen held on rigging charges

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Officials said a dozen people, including a woman, had been arrested in some provinces on electoral fraud charges.



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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.