A day after polls, roadside bomb kills 11 in Afghanistan

Taliban had warned people not to participate in the vote.

By: Associated Press | Kabul | Published: June 15, 2014 12:50:58 pm

An Afghan provincial official said that 11 people, including election monitors, were killed when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in the country’s north, the day after its presidential runoff.

Sediq Azizi, spokesman for the provincial governor in Samangan province, on Sunday said that a minibus hit an IED the night before, with the blast killing six women, one child and four men in the provincial capital Aybak.

Azizi said four of the victims were employees of the country’s election commission, which organized the polls on Saturday.

In a separate incident, the Taliban cut off the fingers of 11 civilians on Saturday in western Herat province to punish them for voting in the presidential runoff, police spokesman Raoud Ahamdi said.

Taliban had warned people not to participate in the vote.

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