Tens of people arrested ahead of Afghan election for fraud   

According to Mikrofonnews Agency (MHA), Attorney General’s office in Afghanistan says tens of people have been arrested for selling fake ID cards and stealing electoral stickers ahead of the parliamentary election.

At least 58 people have been arrested so far, Jamshid Rasouli, spokesman for the Attorney General’s office said on Thursday. Afghanistan is going to hold the parliamentary election on October 20, and ahead of the election, many political parties have shown concern over the possibility of mass fraud in the election.

Some six million voters and more than 5,000 would be candidates have registered so far, electoral officials in Afghanistan say.

Meanwhile, security has remained a big challenge for the upcoming election as terrorist groups have intensified attacks across Afghanistan and threatened people not to take part in the election.


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