The voting for parliamentary, Wolesi Jirga, elections kicked off in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan earlier today.

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) officials are saying that more than 500 hundred thousand voters have registered for the parliamentary elections in this province.

The officials further added that 173 polling stations would remain open for the voters during the elections day in Kandahar.

According to reports, 109 candidates are running for the parliamentary elections from Kandahar province, including 96 men and 13 women.

The parliamentary elections in southern Kandahar province were due to be conducted last Saturday but the voting was postponed due to the deadly incident in governor’s compound.

The attack on 18th October left the provincial police chief Gen. Abdul Raziq and provincial intelligence chief Gen. Abdul Momin dead.