Wartime security as Karzai makes first election trip outside Kabul

A fleet of helicopters escorted by fighter jets flew Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai to his first campaign rally outside Kabul as the war-shattered country counted down to elections.His main rival for the presidency in Saturday’s vote, Yunus Qanooni, meanwhile addressed more than 2,000 in a Kabul football stadium notorious as an execution ground under the former Islamic Taliban regime. Karzai, whose first attempt to campaign beyond the capital was aborted after a rocket attack on his helicopter last month, received an enthusiastic welcome from a crowd of about 10,000 people in Ghazni, about 100 kilometres (63 miles) south of the capital.Full Story

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