54,000 Afghan Security and Defense Forces to Provide Election Security

Afghan security officials have confirmed the preparation of these agencies to secure elections on 20th October.

The Deputy Spokesman to Minister of Interior, Nasrat Rahimi, who spoke at a news conference on Thursday, said that 54,000 security and defense forces are set to provide security to 5,100 polling stations across 21,000 polling sites on the election day.

“We are set to ensure the security of the election, safe transportation of election materials, security of polling stations and polling sites, voters’ safety and the security of electoral campaigns, based on a comprehensive security plan”, said Ghafur Ahmad Jawid, the spokesman for the Ministry of Defense, at a press conference.

The spokesman for the Ministry of Defense said that the election materials have been transferred to all the provinces.

4 / October 2018
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