Bomb kills Afghan election workers, destroys ballot papers

April 6th, 2014  
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Topic: Bomb kills Afghan election workers, destroys ballot papers

A roadside bomb killed two Afghan election workers and one policeman and destroyed dozens of ballot papers on Sunday, police and an election official said, the day after an election that ended without any major violence despite Taliban threats. Although the Taliban failed to pull off major attacks on election day itself, some fear insurgents are preparing to disrupt the ballot-counting process which is due to take weeks in a country with basic infrastructure and a rugged terrain. In the first such attack since polling closed on Saturday night, a bomb hit a car carrying election staff and ballot papers in Khanabad district of the northern Kunduz province, police said. "The car carrying ballot papers from four polling stations was hit and all the materials were burnt," Amza Ahmadzai, an election official in Kunduz, told Reuters, adding that two staff and one policeman were killed.


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