Afghan security forces on high alert as nation goes to polling
Afghan security forces have been deployed to all polling sites
across the country to ensure safety of the 2019 presidential election, according
to the Ministry of Interior (MoI).
“The Afghan defense and security forces have been deployed
to all polling stations across the country and they are on high security alert,”
the MoI spokesperson, Nasrat Rahimi, posted on his Facebook account.
The ministry had previously announced that around 72,000
Afghan defense and security forces were tasked to ensure security of the
election set to be held nationwide in 4,962 polling centers.
The election campaigning period closes tonight at 12:00 PM, September
15 candidates, including the incumbent president Ghani and
chief executive Abdullah, are running for 2019 presidential elections.