The parliamentary vote was delayed for three years by political and security troubles. Both continued on Saturday, with logistical problems and many Taliban attacks.
Mujib Mashal, Fahim Abed and Fatima Faizi. New York Times. Sat, 20 Oct 2018 13:07:28 GMT.
New details show how close the top U.S. general in Afghanistan was to Thursday's violent insider attack in Kandahar that killed two senior Afghan security officials.
ABC News. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 20:40:20 -0400.
The rest of the country will vote Saturday. But one journalist says that after a gunman pulled off a surprise attack in Kandahar, "there's a huge security vacuum, people are very nervous and worried."
Bill Chappell. NPR. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:54:00 -0400.
The top U.S. general in Afghanistan said on Friday he did not believe he was the target of an attack that killed a powerful police chief, and Afghan officials said the gunman may have deliberately avoided hitting him.
Reuters. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:14:22 -0400.
Saturday's parliamentary election in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar will be delayed by a week after the assassination of one of the country's most powerful security chiefs dealt a stunning blow to the Western-backed government.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 05:47:53 EDT.
Facts About Afghanistan
The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is a landlocked, mountainous country
which is located in south central Asia. Its capital city is Kabul,
and its national currency is the Afghani.
In 2007, Afghanistan's estimated population was 31,890,000, and the
primary languages used in Afghanistan are Dari and Pashto.