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MoI to submit poll security plan in 2 weeks

MoI to submit poll security plan in 2 weeks

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Dec 23, 2013 - 18:27

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The Ministry of Interior Affairs (MoI) on Monday announced it would be submitting a detailed security plan for the April elections to the Independent Election Commission (IECinfo-icon) over the next two weeks.

The ministry has evaluated 3,435 polling centres out of 6,845 as normal and 945 under insurgent threats. It says 1,074 polling centers faced a low security threat and 1,132 stations medium and 259 others in remote areas faced high threats.

But the ministry spokesman, Siddiqui Siddique, told a press conference in Kabul on Monday most polling stations would be protected by Afghan security forces and only 259 stations could face challenges.

He said security for the risky polling centers would be assured over the next three months and closed voting centres would be made operational.

He said the ministry would submit a detailed election security plan to IEC over the next two weeks.

He said ensuring security for the landmark elections remained on top of the ministry’s agenda for the sake of a satisfactory turnout.

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