Afghans head to polls amid threat of violence

Taliban threatens the disrupt presidential elections as Afghanistan prepares for its first democratic transfer of power.

    Afghanistan is getting ready for its first democratic transfer of power as polls open in the presidential election.

    The Taliban has threatened to disrupt the vote and has warned people against casting their ballot.

    But outgoing President Hamid Karzai is urging Afghans to take part, despite the violence.

    Al Jazeera's Bernard Smith reports from Kabul.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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