Afghanistan deploys 20k more troops to polls
20/10/2018 2:48PM

        Afghanistan's Interior Ministry says it has increased its deployment of Afghan National Security Forces to 70,000 from a previous 50,000 military personnel across the country to protect the country's 21,000 polling stations.
        
        Elections in the two provinces of Kandahar and Ghazni have been delayed as well as in 11 of the country's nearly 400 districts.
        
        Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish announced the increased deployment without giving more details.
        
        Within hours of polling several minor incidences of violence had occurred as both the upstart Islamic State group affiliate and the Taliban have vowed to disrupt elections