Two women will lead Afghanistan's electoral commissions, giving them significant roles in ensuring the transparency and fairness of upcoming elections.
The election will occur April 20 as planned, said the country's election commission Tuesday in debunking earlier reports.
Unable to confront Afghan forces directly, Taliban militants hid in civilians' homes on election day, resulting in the destruction of more than 50 houses and the deaths of residents unable to flee.
Nearly 4 million undeterred Afghans overcame a number of security incidents and problems with voting machines to choose their members of parliament.
Nearly 9 million Afghans have registered to vote to decide who will occupy the 249 seats for next Wolesi Jirga.
More than 50,000 security forces have been deployed to ensure voters can exercise their democratic right during Saturday's election.
The public military display is meant to assure the Afghan public of security preparations ahead of Saturday's parliamentary elections, officials say.
Each voter can only choose one candidate, but finding them on Kabul's giant ballot paper, which is roughly the size of a tabloid newspaper, could be time-consuming.
The month-long exercises are aimed to ensure the security of election sites for the long-delayed parliamentary polls set to take place next Saturday (October 20).
'I will either die or vote,' said one man interviewed.