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Foreign fighters trying to disrupt polls: Governor

Foreign fighters trying to disrupt polls: Governor

May 28, 2014 - 17:43

KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The governor of northern Kunduz province on Wednesday said foreign Talibaninfo-icon were involved in fighting with security forces in Dasht-i-Archi district to disturb the election process.

Ghulam Sakhi Baghlani told Pajhwok Afghan News insurgents from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Chechnya -- wearing masks -- were involved in recent clashes in the province.

The governor said the foreign militants had come to Kunduz with a clear agenda to disturb the election process. The residents of Dasht-i-Archi also confirmed the presence of foreign fighters in the area.

Baghlani said ongoing clearing operations in the province would continue until all the militants were flushed out.




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