On Saturday, Sept. 28, the morning of Afghanistan’s fourth presidential election, Sabir walked toward the polling center from his home in northeastern Afghanistan, almost sure the exercise was futile.
He was one of six staffers at a polling center in Manroo district in Kunar province. Waradesh, his village of around 300 homes, is set across from Kandaharo, one of several villages in the district that Islamic State wrested from the Taliban almost six months ago.
“On Friday morning, we received information that Daesh (Islamic State) got together in Kandaharo and was planning to attack us on Election Day. They had read more >>>