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UN: More than 50 people died in Afghanistan during the elections

UN: More than 50 people died in Afghanistan during the elections

Baku. 6 November. REPORT.AZ / 56 people were killed and 379 injured in armed incidents during elections in Afghanistan.

Report informs citing RIA Novosti that the due report was disseminated by the UN assistance mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) today.

On 20 October, residents of 32 provinces of Afghanistan elected deputies to the lower house of Parliament, with the exception of the Ghazni and Kandahar regions. Voting continued at 253 polling stations in 22 provinces of the country on 21 October. On election day, at least three explosions occurred near the polling stations in Kabul. A total of 192 armed incidents, including terrorist attacks and explosions, were recorded on the territory of the country on that day.

"This is the highest level of harm caused to civilians, compared to the previous four elections held in Afghanistan," the document says.

According to the report, 56 people were killed and 379 injured on October 20 and the following days. The largest number of deaths and injuries occurred on election day — 20 October when 52 people were killed and 339 injured. More than 100 children and 50 women were affected by the incidents, 23 of them were children. Two women were killed.

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