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Five killed in Afghan poll blast

Five people have died after an explosion hit a vehicle being used by election staff in south-eastern Afghanistan, a UN spokesman says. At least one election official died in the attack in Paktia province, Manoel de Almeida e Silva said. The incident follows landmark elections on 9 October, which Afghanistan’s Taleban vowed but failed to disrupt. Interim leader Hamid Karzai has a 45-point lead after the first million votes were counted in the election.Full Story

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