KABUL: The National Security Council (NSC) with President Hamid Karzai on the chair held meeting on Sunday.
Security officials first presented their reports about terrorist attacks on presidential candidate Dr. Abdullah Abdullah convoy and termed the coward act the worst one during electioneering, adding preliminary investigations indicate the foreign intelligence agencies through Lashkar-e-Tyeba conducted the terrorist attack to disrupt the presidential runoff.
Stressing for bolstering security of the candidates and their vice presidents, the meeting tasked interior ministry to take necessary measures in coordination with the presidential candidates.
It was also said in the meeting that following the reviewing of potential security threats identified jointly by security organs, members of elections commissions, provincial governors and influential figures out of 6263 polling stations 906 polling stations will remain closed on the day of runoff.
The meeting also said that the interior ministry should do its best to ensure opening more polling sites in the country.
Pursuing the presidential decree, the ministers on security sectors were asked to implement the decree and deal with iron hands with violators and even terminate them.
At the end of the meeting, the ministries for defense and interior were tasked to spare no efforts in transporting sensitive items to provinces impartially to any part of the country selected by the election commission.
The Kabul Times