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Abdullah’s team vandalizes IEC Kunduz office

Abdullah’s team vandalizes IEC Kunduz office

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Nov 17, 2019 - 18:22

KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Independent Election Commission (IECinfo-icon) officials in nothern Kunduz province on Sunday said presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah’s team members forced their way into the commission office, breaking chairs and beating staff.

The IEC suspended last week the audit and recount process of votes and a day earlier decided to resume the process in all provinces today, Sunday.

Besides Abdullah, a number of other presidential candidates had opposed the audit and recount process of votes and attempted to stop it.

Nooruddin Fitrat, IEC head for Kunduz province, told Pajhwok Afghan News that they resumed the vote recount in their office today after getting orders from the IEC central headquarters.

However, he said, “It was around 10am when some members of Abdullah’s team entered our office and broke chairs and thrashed some of our workers.” He said their work was halted for half an hour.

Fitrat said Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistaninfo-icon (FFEFA), Transparent Election Foundation of Afghanistan (TEFA), human rights commission, Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) and observers of a number of candidates were watching the vote recount and audit process.

Kunduz police chief Inamuddin Rahmani said currently there was no problem in the provincial IEC office.

He said a rocket fired towards the IEC office killed a child but the commission’s office relieved no damage in the incident.

Abdullah’s team in Kunduz refused to comment on the regard.

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