Explosion near polling station as Afghans vote for new president

An explosion has occurred near a polling station in the Afghan city of Kandahar just an hour after voters began queuing to cast their vote to elect a new president.

A senior provincial government official said three people were injured by the blast.

No militant group has claimed responsibility.

The Taliban, which controls more of the country than at anytime since its regime was toppled in 2001, has threatened voters to stay away from the election or risk being hurt.

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Source: Sky News