We stand with Afghan voters, says US Embassy

The US Embassy in Kabul said in a tweet that they stand with voters across Afghanistan who go to the polls today to strengthen their democracy in the face of threats and hardships.

“Through their vote, citizens are the power in the Afghan elections,” it said.

Afghanistan holds its fourth presidential elections amid high security threats and under tight security measures.  

The Taliban have already threatened that they would disrupt what the militant described as “fake” and “an American process.”

Over nine millions voters have registered to vote in the polls and around 72,000 security forces have been tasked to provide security of the process throughout the country.