Three Afghan election staff found killed

The 3 Independent Election Commission officials were kidnapped during voting.

Kabul: The bodies of three election workers abducted as the country voted in Parliamentary Election on Saturday have been found in north Afghanistan, the head of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) said on Sunday.

"Unfortunately three IEC workers who were abducted yesterday in the Chemtal district of Balkh province were killed and we found their bodies today," said Fazil Ahmad Manawi.

He said the IEC also had reports of up to 29 other election workers wounded.
The Taliban had vowed to disrupt the poll and staged a number of attacks yesterday, security officials said.

Bureau Report

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