Afghan Taliban issue a stern warning and a serious threat across the country
The Afghan Taliban on Thursday ordered its fighters to use all means at their disposal to disrupt a presidential election taking place in the country later this week.
The militant group said it would attack security forces at polling stations and block roads to disrupt voting.
It added that in order to remain safe, residents must refrain from voting and stay home.
The Taliban has dismissed the presidential election as a conspiracy to “implement the goals of occupiers” in the country.
The threat comes as millions of Afghans are called upon to cast their ballots on Saturday.
A total of 18 candidates including incumbent President Ashraf Ghani are contesting the election.
Ghani, Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and Rahmatullah Nabil, a former head of the Afghan spy agency NDS, are currently leading the polls.