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Over 130 reported killed in chaotic Afghanistan parliamentary polling

Most of the casualties were in Kabul, where at least four people were killed and 78 wounded in multiple explosions, acting health ministry spokesman Mohibullah Zeer said, after the Taliban warned voters to boycott the ballot “to protect their lives.

Election organisers, who have been skewered over their shambolic preparations for the long-delayed ballot, have extended voting into Sunday for 360 polling centres after hiccups with voter registration lists and biometric verification devices caused lengthy delays.

Eight explosions were recorded in the eastern province of Nangarhar, with two people killed and five wounded.

Despite the threat of violence, large numbers of voters showed up at polling centres in major cities where they waited hours for them to open.

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