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Around 150 attacks were carried out during runoff election day

By Ghanizada - Sat Jun 14 2014, 6:53 pm

runoff electionThe anti-government armed militants carried out nearly 150 attacks during the runoff presidential election on Saturday.

According to interior ministry officials, the attacks were carried out until 2:00 pm local time and preliminary reports suggest at least 99 people were injured following the attacks.

The officials further added that a number of rockets were also fired in capital Kabul early Saturday morning.

Interior minister, Mohammad Omar Daudzai said at least eleven policemen, fifteen Afghan army soldiers and around twenty civilians were killed following the attacks.

Deputy interior minister for security, Gen. Ayub Salangi, earlier said at least 14 civilians were killed during the attacks and nearly 41 others were injured.

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) officials also said around 121 polling stations remained close in various provinces.

Meanwhile, the Taliban militants group claimed that they have carried out around 639 attacks in various provinces during the runoff voting day.

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