The taliban and the group islamic State had long promised attacks on the day of the vote.
The vote in Kandahar had been delayed by a week after the murder, on October 18, the controversial but respected provincial chief of police, general Abdul Raziq, a man of a strong anti-taliban regarded him as a bulwark against the insurgency in the south. It had also cautioned teachers not to use schools as voting booths.
Bashir Ahmad, another resident of Kandahar, who is disabled and came to cast his vote, called voting vital for the future of Afghanistan and criticized the IEC for not starting the process on time.
Stakes are high for Afghans hoping to overhaul Parliament, challenge the dominance of warlords and the politically corrupt and replace them with a younger, more educated generation of politicians.
Kabul, Oct 29 At least one policeman was killed and six other people, including four workers of the Independent Election Commission, were wounded in a suicide attack here on Monday.
Hottak said the vehicle bomb detonated in the provincial capital of Maidan Shahr as two busloads of mechanics arrived at the gate to begin their day's work.
No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident. Another eight people were wounded, he said, although the casualty numbers could rise.
More than half a million people were registered to vote across the province, according to the IEC's media relations office, with women making up roughly 1 in 8 registered voters.Turnout figures have not yet been released.
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