Afghanistan steps up effort to secure vote

Government deploys more police to avoid repeat of alleged massive fraud during the 2009 national polls.

    The security situation in Afghanistan has deteriorated in the last week ahead of the presidential election, which takes place on Saturday.

    In the most recent incident, four Taliban gunmen attacked the headquarters of the electoral commission.

    Five years ago, the last election was shrouded in allegations of fraud and vote rigging, with gunmen reportedly being hired to tamper with voting in remote rural areas.

    Al Jazeera's Jane Ferguson joins police on patrol in Baghlan Province.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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