Afghan election commissioners recommend suspending Kandahar vote


Kandahar, Oct 19 (TNS): Afghan election commissioners have recommended to suspend parliamentary election being held on Saturday in the southern province of Kandahar following the assassination of the powerful local police chief.

The recommendation, which must be approved by the National Security Council before taking effect, deals a severe blow to the election process, which was already bedeviled by security threats as well as technical and organizational problems.