#AceWorldNews – AFGHANISTAN – 24 March – The staff of two election observer and support missions have been evacuated from Afghanistan following a Taliban attack on a Kabul hotel.
Afghanistan’s upcoming elections, scheduled for April 5, will be the country’s first democratic elections. “It’s really bad news,” Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan director Jandad Spingar told Reuters.
“Having international observers in the election is really, really important to give legitimacy to the process.”
Nine individuals, including four foreigners, died after a shooting and subsequent fire-fight inside the luxurious Serena Hotel on Thursday. Taliban insurgents claimed responsibility for the attack.
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