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KABUL (Pajhwok): As millions of Afghans go to polls, Pakistan has deployed additional troops on its side of the Durand Lineto ensure smooth and peaceful elections in the country.

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Chief of Army Staff Gen. Sher Mohammad Karimi on Monday said Afghan security forces were capable enough to deal with the country’s security challenges.
Gen. Karimi, who visited northern provinces to examine security measures put in place for polling stations, also held talks with a number of high-ranking security officials.
He told Pajhwok Afghan News there was no critical security problem for the Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers in northern Afghanistan.
He said Afghan forces had improved a lot in terms of skills and professional ability.

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior on Sunday said security for 24 polling stations, previously considered as insecure in three provinces, has been ensured.
MoI spokesman Siddiqui Siddique told a press conference in Kabul 19 of the sites were located in Ghor, three in Kapisa and two in Badakhshan provinces.
He said currently 390 polling sites in 11 provinces remained under high security threats, but Afghan forces were making efforts to ensure these sites were protected.

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