85 killed during Afghan polls campaign: UN | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, October 16, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:55 AM, October 16, 2019

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85 killed during Afghan polls campaign: UN

Hundreds of people were killed or wounded in violence related to Afghanistan’s recent presidential election season as the Taliban sought to undermine the democratic process, a UN agency said yesterday. UNAMA reported that 85 people were killed and another 373 wounded in election violence during the period from June 8 to September 30. On polling day alone, 28 civilians were killed and 249 injured. Children accounted for more than one-third of the victims.

 

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