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Afghanistan: Multiple explosions hit Kabul polling centres01:07

Afghanistan: Multiple explosions hit Kabul polling centres

Afghanistan, Kabul
October 20, 2018 at 08:42 GMT +00:00 · Published

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Multiple explosions went off in polling centres across Kabul as voters tried to cast their ballots for the parliamentary elections on Saturday.

Footage shows smoke billowing out of a voting centre in Kabul's 15th district as voters and passers-by look on and Afghan soldiers arrive on the scene. At least four people were injured in this explosion, and a total of 30 injuries is estimated in blast across the Afghan capital.

The elections, which are already three years late, have been marred by violence and delays.

The Taliban issued several warnings in the lead-up to the election, warning potential voters to stay at home.

Afghanistan: Multiple explosions hit Kabul polling centres01:07
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Multiple explosions went off in polling centres across Kabul as voters tried to cast their ballots for the parliamentary elections on Saturday.

Footage shows smoke billowing out of a voting centre in Kabul's 15th district as voters and passers-by look on and Afghan soldiers arrive on the scene. At least four people were injured in this explosion, and a total of 30 injuries is estimated in blast across the Afghan capital.

The elections, which are already three years late, have been marred by violence and delays.

The Taliban issued several warnings in the lead-up to the election, warning potential voters to stay at home.

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