Bomb Kills 11 After Afghanistan Vote as Taliban Punish Voters

June 15, 2014 10:42 AM

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Bomb Kills 11 After Afghanistan Vote as Taliban Punish Voters

A roadside bomb killed 11 people in Afghanistan, including four election workers, and the Taliban cut off the fingers of nearly a dozen people to punish them for voting in this weekend's presidential runoff, officials said Sunday.

The Taliban had warned people not to participate in Saturday's vote. The two candidates, former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah and former Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, have both vowed to improve ties with the West and sign a long-delayed security pact allowing nearly 10,000 U.S. troops...

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