Kabul attack on election workers kills 1

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A bomber, who was on foot, blew up at 8:00 a.m. local time on Monday near a vehicle at the gate of the IEC's sprawling compound located near an arterial road in Kabul.

One police officer was killed and six others, including election workers and policemen, were wounded in the blast. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack, the latest surrounding Afghanistan's embattled parliamentary election process.

No security incidents were reported Saturday in Kandahar, according to Zabiullah Sadat, deputy spokesman for Afghan Independence Election Commission. "They can not find people's names on the voters' list".

Voters cast their ballots at 172 polling stations, one fewer than expected, Sadat said.

There are 112 candidates, of whom 12% are women, for Kandahar's 11 parliamentary seats, the IEC said.

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The IEC is scheduled to release preliminary results on 10 November. They are also high for the USA, which is still seeking an exit strategy after 17 years of war that has cost more than $900 billion and claimed more than 2,400 US service personnel.

A bomb attack hits near the head office of Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission (IEC) in the capital, Kabul, leaving multiple casualties.

Hundreds were killed or wounded in scores of attacks in the lead up to the 20 October vote.

An independent monitoring group said voting was also marred by ballot stuffing and intimidation by armed men affiliated with candidates in 19 of the country's 32 provinces that were voting last weekend.