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Afghans vote in run-off election despite Taliban threats

“Afghans defied Taliban threats to vote Saturday in a second-round presidential election, as US-led combat troops wind down a 13-year war that has failed to defeat the insurgents. The early hours of voting were largely peaceful though officials said a Taliban rocket hit a polling station in the eastern province of Logar, killing two voters, and two rockets exploded near Kabul airport causing no casualties. The run-off election will decide whether former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah or ex-World Bank economist Ashraf Gani leads the country into a new era of declining international military and civilian assistance.”

Source: Afghans vote in run-off election despite Taliban threats | GulfNews.com

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