8 Polling Centres Closed Due to Insurgent Attacks

Local sources in Balkh have informed that due to insurgent attack on polling centres in Dawlatabad, Balkh ad Chahar Bolak districts, eight polling centres had to be shut down as early as 2 P.M.

Quoting Mohammad Zaher Akabari provincial chief of IEC, Salam Watandar Radio reported that due to security challenges, closing down of more centres is anticipated.

Moreover, General Abdul Razeq Qaderi a senior police official in Balkh confirmed the Taliban attacks on the Chahar Bolak, Balkh, Dawlatabad and Chimtal districts but stressed that the attacks are countered and the situation is under control.
It also reported that there are no casualties reported during the attacks.

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