Several people have been killed or wounded in separate attacks carried out by the anti-government armed militants during the elections in capital and other provinces of Afghanistan.

Iran Press/AsiaAfghanistan emergency hospital in a statement has confirmed that the body of a child has been shifted to the hospital along with 47 others who had sustained injuries in separate incidents in Kabul, the Khaama Press news agency reported on Sunday.

This comes as reports emerged earlier suggesting that a suicide attack in Kabul city earlier this left at least five policemen and ten civilians dead.

According to the reports, the incident took place after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives in the 17th police district of the city.

The reports also indicated that 25 people have sustained injuries in the attack.

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However, the security officials have not commented regarding the incident so far.

Afghans began voting on Saturday in parliamentary elections overshadowed by chaotic organization, allegations of corruption and violence that has forced a postponement of the vote in the strategic southern province of Kandahar.

The United Nations, which has been supporting the process, has urged Afghans to “use this opportunity to exercise their constitutional right to vote” and called for the election to take place in a safe and secure environment.

Election authorities originally planned 7,355 polling centers but only 5,100 will be able to open due to security concerns, according to the Independent Election Commission, overseeing the vote.

More than 2,500 candidates - including many women - are vying for 250 seats.

But more than 30% of polling stations are shut because of security concerns - 10 candidates have been killed in the lead up to the vote.

Preliminary results are expected 20 days after the election, on 10 November.

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