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Observers commend transparency efforts in Afghan presidential election

Observers commend transparency efforts in Afghan presidential election

The voting process was much improved from last year's parliamentary elections, officials say.

Exhaustive planning by Afghan forces key to 'historic win' on election day

Exhaustive planning by Afghan forces key to 'historic win' on election day

Afghan security forces delivered on their promise to protect voters on election day amid a swirl of Taliban's promises to disrupt the election.

Afghan writer defiantly votes despite previous Taliban punishment

Afghan writer defiantly votes despite previous Taliban punishment

Militants 'cannot kill our morale,' says Afghan writer Reza Khorami. The Taliban cut off two of his fingers after he voted in 2014.

Afghan presidential election hailed as major security success

Afghan presidential election hailed as major security success

Afghan security forces prevented the Taliban from carrying out any major attack on election day, as over 2 million Afghans are estimated to have voted.

In photos: Afghans prepare to head to the polls

In photos: Afghans prepare to head to the polls

More than 100,000 troops and police will be deployed to protect voters.

More than 100,000 security forces to protect Afghans on election day

More than 100,000 security forces to protect Afghans on election day

While security is still a concern for many citizens, the chance to vote and uphold democracy supersedes those fears.

Taliban suicide bombings target civilians in public spaces, kill nearly 50

Taliban suicide bombings target civilians in public spaces, kill nearly 50

The violent acts show that the militants have no interest in peace, said President Ashraf Ghani.

New electoral commission leaders reflect women's achievements since Taliban rule

New electoral commission leaders reflect women's achievements since Taliban rule

Two women will lead Afghanistan's electoral commissions, giving them significant roles in ensuring the transparency and fairness of upcoming elections.

Officials confirm that presidential election will not be delayed

Officials confirm that presidential election will not be delayed

The election will occur April 20 as planned, said the country's election commission Tuesday in debunking earlier reports.

Kunduz residents hold Taliban accountable for destruction of their homes

Kunduz residents hold Taliban accountable for destruction of their homes

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.

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