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Militants attack 19 polling sites in Nangarhar

Militants attack 19 polling sites in Nangarhar

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Jun 14, 2014 - 22:01

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Nineteen polling sites were attacked by armed rebels but could not disrupt the electoral process in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday.

These views were expressed by Nangarhar governor, police chief and public order police commander at a joint press conference in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar, after voting in the runoff.

Governor Attaullah Ludin said the electoral process was successfully conducted in the province, where police had taken tight measures for the security of voters. He said the turnout was much high.

But Police Chief Brig. Gen. Fazal Ahmad Sherzad said the number of participant was less than the first round. He added six persons were detained on charges of rigging, who were being investigated.

In response to a question on stuffing of ballot boxes by warlords in Khewa and Chaparhar districts, he said they would bring the culprits to justice if the allegations were proved.

Only three voting centres remained close in Khogyani district, he added.

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