Afghanistan's Presidential elections get 'safer'

Afghan security tightens their operations as another twenty-four voting centers are secured for the upcoming elections on 5th April.

Afghanistan's Presidential elections get 'safer'

World Bulletin / News Desk

Twenty four of the 414 polling centers for the presidential elections, that were previously declared to be closed due to security threats, will be open on election day on 5th April, the Afghanistan Ministry of Interior announced on Sunday.

Security threats in Afghanistan are the main barrier to the closure of 390 out of the total 6,645 polling stations while 800 will remain under threat. The ministry's spokesman Sadiq Seddiqi said the Afghan forces are trying to provide security for more polling centers that remain under security threat.

"The police forces held a total of ninety military operations against armed groups to provide security for more polling centers," Seddiqi added.

The secured polling centers are in Ghour, Badakshan and Kapisa provinces.

Meanwhile, eleven presidency candidates continue their campaign in 34 different provinces of Afghanistan.

Last Mod: 17 Şubat 2014, 13:13
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