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IEC Unveils New Biometric System

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) has received about 4,000 biometric devices ahead of the parliamentary election scheduled to be held next month. IEC officials noted that an additional 18,000 units will be delivered within the next 10 days. “After President’s decree, all programs related to the election in these devices …

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NDS Arrests 9 Taliban Members in Kabul

National Directorate of Security (NDS) said in a statement on Wednesday they had arrested nine Taliban members in Kabul. According to the NDS’s statement, the militants were involved in destructive activities, including roadside bombings and target killings of the officials and security personnel. The nine Taliban members are identified as …

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‘Impossible’ for IEC to Adopt Biometric System in Elections – Observers

Independent Election Watchdogs say the Election Commission (IEC) and the government have lost the opportunity of adopting a biometric system in Election Day. Amid risen tensions with the political parties, the election commission days earlier accepted the plan to introduce biometric voter registration system in Election Day. However, an electoral …

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1,000 Afghan Security Forces Die Monthly

The opposition groups killed so many Afghan security forces in 2018, an average of 1,000 every month. The daily fatalities among Afghan soldiers and policemen were more than double that last week: roughly 57 a day. The shockingly high rates of Afghan troops’ casualties have drawn harsh reactions in the …

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