Extra police in Afghanistan during Parliamentary polling
AFGHANISTAN (WKOW) -- Police in Afghanistan have set up extra checkpoints to search for suicide bombers and insurgents a day prior to parliamentary polling that will test the government's ability to hold legitimate elections after last year's presidential vote.
After a fraud-marred presidential vote in August 2009, which nearly undermined President Hamid's Karzai's credibility with international backers, the safety and fairness of this year's balloting will reverberate strongly with the international coalition supporting Afghanistan with 140,000 troops and billions of dollars.
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