Taliban kills eight election commission employees in south Afghanistan

Taliban fighters killed eight election commission employees in Afghanistan’s southern province of Kandahar. (File photo: AFP)

Taliban fighters killed eight election commission employees on Saturday night inside a district center in Afghanistan’s southern province of Kandahar, officials said on Sunday.

The employees of the Independent Election Commission were stationed at the government office in Maruf district to register voters when fighters of the hardline extremist group launched an attack.

Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:55 - GMT 06:55
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