Global Politics

Taliban threaten Afghan elections

Afghans go to the polls this weekend, more than 2,500 candidates are competing for 249 seats in the lower house of parliament. Washington is watching the elections closely, as President Barack Obama prepares a war strategy review in December that is expected to consider the scale of plans to start withdrawing American troops from next year. Taliban insurgents are threatening to disrupt the vote. GlobalPost.com correspondent Jean Mackenzie is in Kabul.

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