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  • Afghan police men take up positions as Taliban militants attacked the main Afghan election commission's headquarters in the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, firing on the compound with rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns from a house outside its perimeter wall, Saturday, March 29, 2014. Dozens of employees and other people who had been inside the Independent Election Commission compound took cover in the basement, and no casualties were reported. But two warehouses were hit and set on fire, witnesses said. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

    Taliban attack hits election commission's headquarters in Kabul

    Taliban militants attacked the main Afghan election commission's headquarters in Kabul on Saturday, the latest in a series of audacious assaults threatening to scare voters away just a week before Afghans go to the polls.

  • Sedaqalluh Haqiq, who heads a tribunal set up by Afghanistan's Supreme Court, prays at the end of a press event in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011. The tribunal called Wednesday for a one-month delay in the opening of the parliamentary session to further investigate charges of electoral fraud. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

    Afghan president delays parliament by 1 month

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai delayed parliament's opening session by one month Wednesday so that a controversial tribunal he has backed can continue its investigation into election fraud.

  • Afghan President Hamid Karzai, during a speech about women's rights, in Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010. Mr. Karzai said he was happy the results from the Sept. 18 elections were being announced, and called on losing candidates not to take their complaints to the streets but instead to those empowered to deal with them. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

    Afghanistan arrests 2 election workers

    The Afghan attorney general's office has arrested two employees of the nation's electoral commission and two people working in the money transfer business on allegations of fraud in the September parliamentary elections, the deputy attorney general said Thursday.

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