In an interview to TOLONews, Chief executive Abdullah said that he had faith in people's choices to vote today despite the tough times and also said that the high turnout of voters was a message to say no to terrorism. Admitting the technical glitches that defined the inefficiency of some polling centres today, he said that these could have been prevented. However, he assured

20 October 2018

Impressed and encouraged by the huge voter turnout today in Afghanistan, the UNAMA has released a statement saying all Afghan authorities must now commit to the best of their abilities in safeguarding and completing the elections. The statement added that it “is now imperative that the country’s electoral authorities – both the Independent Election Commission (IEC) and the Electoral Complaints Commission (EEC) – re-double

20 October 2018

In a live presser on late Saturday, there were many points covered by various security leaders of Afghanistan regarding today's voting process. Akhtar Mohammad Ibrahimi, the deputy minister of interior, pointed out that the massive voter turnout represented people's victory over insurgents' attempts to disturb and disrupt the electoral process. Most importantly, Ibrahimi stated that in comparison to 2014 elections, this time's elections recorded

20 October 2018

It has been reported by an official that the police chiefs of Mirzaka and Zazai Ayoub districts of Paktia Province have been sacked on the charge of meddling in the affairs of electoral process today.

20 October 2018

Statistics brought forward by the IEC show that nearly 1.5 million men and women have participated in the election. These statistics are from 27 provinces of the country and far, at least 92% of the data has been collected. Kabul and Herat provinces had the highest number of participants whereas Faryab had the lowest. So far, out of a total of 5074 centres, nearly 4667 centres

20 October 2018

According to officials from the Herat Election Commission who informed Salam Watandar Radio, the Taliban have attacked 12 polling centres in the districts of Keshk-e-Kohna, Keshk-e-Robatsangi, Kohsan, Karokh, Chesht, Pashtun Zarghun, Ghoriyan, Enjil, and Guzara today. Two military soldiers were killed as a result of a car crash, according to a provincial election commission of the

20 October 2018

Minister of Interior Wais Barmak in an interview to TOLONews has confirmed that in the course of today's voting proceedings, 192 security incidents took place in which 17 civilians and 11 security force members had been killed. 83 others were wounded. He also confirmed that 10 policemen and an Afghan National Army soldier were among those who

20 October 2018

The Minister of Interior Wais Barmak in a live interview has confirmed that 17 people have lost their lives and 83 others have been wounded during the course of elections today. He also mentioned that as many as 1000 polling stations were shut across Afghanistan today and he stressed on the security establishment of the country that

20 October 2018

Gulajan Abdulbadi Sayyad, the chief of IEC held a press conference and pointed out various happenings of the election day. He began by saying that it was a pleasant thing for Afghans to have showed up in good numbers, making the turnout for these elections impressive. Though some problems like delays and failure to use biometrics took place, the IEC cheif pointed out that

20 October 2018