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    Afghans Vote Amid Deadly Attacks, Troublesome Technology

    At least 36 people were reported killed in multiple militant attacks as Afghans cast parliamentary ballots Saturday. At the same time, many who lined up to vote were disappointed by some 200 closed polling centers, or by biometric identification procedures didn’t work as planned. Voting was postponed for a week in Kandahar province, where Taliban gunmen assassinated two security officials on Thursday. Nevertheless, officials reported a brisk turnout and said 401 problem polling centers would be open today to offer frustrated voters a second chance. Results are expected by mid-November.

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