HERAT, Afghanistan, Nov. 4 (Xinhua) -- Three persons, all workers of election commission sustained injuries as a roadside bomb struck a vehicle of election commission in Ghor province with Cheghcheran as its capital 360 km west of Kabul on Sunday, a local official said Monday. "A mine planted on a road in Dawlina district of Ghor province struck a vehicle of election commission yesterday evening injuring three people," head of election commission in Ghor province, Salman Sharifi told Xinhua.
However, he did not provide more details.
Afghanistan's presidential and provincial councils' elections slated for April 5 next year.
Taliban militants who term elections as "waste of time" have vowed to disrupt the electoral process.
10 Afghan militants give up fighting
KABUL, Nov. 4 (Xinhua) -- A group of anti-government militants gave up fighting and handed over their weapons to authorities in Sarobi district 60 km east of Afghan capital Kabul, National Directorate of Security (NDS) , or the country's intelligence agency said in a statement released here on Monday.
"A 10-member armed militant group who were active against government in parts of Sarobi district in the past, had laid down arms and joined the peace process," the statement added. Full story
Premature bomb blast kills Afghan militant
KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, Nov. 4 (Xinhua) -- A Taliban militant who was attempting to plant a mine on a road in Khanabad district of the northern Kunduz province lost his life as the explosive device went off prematurely on Monday, police said. Full story