Afghans head to the polls, defy Taliban threats

Turnout higher in the more peaceful north

Taliban hanged voters with ink-stained fingers in Afghanistan today, as voting took place in the country’s second ever presidential election. Afghans defied Taliban threats and poor security to vote, although turnout was higher in the comparatively peaceful north of the country than in the insurgency-ravaged south. Results of the election will not be known for weeks.

The New York Times

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