Afghan Interior Minister: 11 policemen, 15 army soldiers, 20 civilians, and 60 Taliban insurgents were killed in the #Runoff Election 2day
#Afghanistan’s Elec commission chairman says turnout in today’s election #Runoff is estimated more than 7 million, exceeding the 1st round
#Kandahar governor on 3 Taliban attackers: We don’t want to kill them, we have sent elders to convince them not to disrupt the poll
#Kandahar Gov Wisa: 3 Taliban seized a building in the city & firing to gain media attention but AF forces don’t want to engage them
kandarhar Gov Wisa: 3 insurgents seized a building in the city but AF forces don’t want 2 engage them coz it will disrupt the voting process
KABUL (Reuters) – Afghans headed back to the polls on Saturday for a second round of voting to elect a successor to President Hamid Karzai in a decisive test of Afghanistan’s ambitions to transfer power democratically for the first time in its tumultuous history.
As most foreign troops leave by the end of 2014, whoever takes over from Karzai will inherit a troubled country with an increasingly violent Taliban insurgency and an economy crippled by corruption and the weak rule of law.