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Taliban ‘not to attack’ poll stations

Taliban fighters will not attack polling stations during next month’s election in Afghanistan, a spokesman for the guerillas said on Monday, but he vowed that the war against the government and US forces would go on. Also on Monday, the US military said US and Afghan government troops had killed more than 100 militants over the past few weeks in aggressive operations aimed at ensuring security for the Sept 18 election. “We have decided not to target polling stations in civilian areas,” a spokesman for the militant group, Abdul Latif Hakimi, said by telephone from an undisclosed location. Full Story

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