Violence amid Afghanistan elections

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Afghanistan elections violence amid elections

Millions of ballots have made their way to counting centers across Afghanistan, despite fears of wide-scale bloodshed. Eleven people, including election workers, were killed in a roadside bombing of their bus.

The blast came after the polls closed. Violence spiked, as the Taliban launched hundreds of attacks killing dozens including police and army personnel. The second-round pitted former anti-Taliban fighter Abdullah Abdullah against ex-World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani.

For more on the elections in Afghanistan, we spoke with Faiysal AliKhan. He is a senior advisor of Public Policy for DHL Pakistan and a fellow at the New America Foundation. Earlier, we asked him how people perceive the election process in the country.

Afghanistan elections: violence amid elections

Afghanistan elections: violence amid elections

Millions of ballots have made their way to counting centers across Afghanistan, despite fears of wide-scale bloodshed. Eleven people, including election workers, were killed in a roadside bombing of their bus.