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Campaign Of Fear Heats Up Against Afghan Voters

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Campaign Of Fear Heats Up Against Afghan Voters

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Campaign Of Fear Heats Up Against Afghan Voters

Campaign Of Fear Heats Up Against Afghan Voters

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Final preparations are underway in Afghanistan on the eve of the country's presidential election. It's the first such election in five years, and security increased dramatically over the past few days. That's particularly true in the capital of Kabul, which has come under a number of attacks by the Taliban.

The Afghan government issued two decrees Wednesday regarding journalists covering the election. The Foreign Ministry banned Afghan journalists from reporting any violence on election day. The Interior Ministry requested that foreign journalists in Afghanistan not report on any election day attacks.

The Taliban have been trying to intimate voters by staging attacks ahead of the election.