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Chaotic Afghan parliamentary elections enter second day

Results will be announced next month.

Parliamentary elections in Afghanistan have entered a second day following violence and chaos that caused delays and interruptions on the first day of polling.

More than three million people out of 8.8 million registered voters cast their ballots on Saturday, Independent Elections Commission chairman Abdul Badi Sayat said.

The biggest turnout was in Kabul and the lowest in the southern Uruzgan province.

A woman casts her vote in Jalalabad, capital of eastern Nangarhar province (Mohammad Anwar Danishyar/AP)

Polling on Sunday continues in 401 voting centres, including 45 in Kabul.

Results will be announced next month.

Twenty-seven civilians and 11 Afghan security forces were killed and more than 100 others wounded in nearly 200 attacks on election day across the country.

A roadside bomb on Sunday killed at least 11 civilians in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said.

Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor, said the victims include six children.


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