TOLOnews 10pm News 18 September 2019
The US Department of State has issued a statement saying that Washington hopes that the Afghan government and electoral institutions make all necessary arrangements and preparations for transparent elections in the country.
“Along with other international donors, we have called repeatedly for the Afghan government and electoral institutions to make preparations for a credible and transparent presidential election. Afghan voters who risk their lives to participate in elections deserve to know the outcome accurately reflects the voters’ choice. Coalition forces and donors who have sacrificed to give Afghans the ability to choose their leaders deserve to have this confidence as well,” the statement reads.
A 5-hour-long gunfight in Jalalabad on Wednesday was concluded after all four attackers were killed by Afghan security forces.
The Ministry of Interior has confirmed that four civilians have died, and earlier updates reported over a dozen people wounded.