On February 24, 2016, Russia DONATED 10,000 AK-47 rifles and millions of dollars worth ammunition to Afghanistan to flight militancy. Russia delivered the supplies to Afghanistan’s National Security Adviser. Russia says that the two nations have a deep seated friendship and it is important for Afghanistan to succeed in the war against terrorism.
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Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections have been eventful with the threat of the Taliban’s attack and the constant violence and chaos that has followed and continues in the country. Out of 8.8. million registered people, 3 million people actually cast their votes in the ballot. The biggest turnout was recorded in Kabul.
The Taliban Militant have urged people not to vote since they see this process as an outsider’s attempt to further control the country. Recently, A candidate of parliamentary elections, Omar Zwak was killed in a bombing attack. The Taliban has since claimed the responsibility of this and many other explosions.
These are the first parliamentary elections since 2010 in Afghanistan that has been half seized by the Taliban. The US-backed government is full of corruption and the citizens of the country do not expect a fair election.
The United Nations have urged people to vote and exercise their ‘constitutional right to vote’. This election also saw people casting their votes with the help of biometric systems that posed a definite obstruction in the process of voting since the trained officials didn’t show up during the voting.
The results of the poll is expected to be released in mid-November.