The Kandahar governor's spokesman says major roads throughout the province were closed Friday to all vehicles, except those with prior security clearance.
Islamic State claimed responsibility on Monday for a blast near the election commission in Afghan capital Kabul, according to a statement on the group's Amaq news agency. The U.S. -backed government is rife with corruption and many Afghans have said they do not expect the elections to be fair.
Zalmay Wesa was seriously hurt in the October 18 attack that killed provincial police chief Gen. Abdul Raziq and also targeted the commander of US and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops in Afghanistan, Gen. Scott Miller, who escaped unhurt.
More than half a million people were registered to vote across the province, according to the IEC's media relations office, with women making up roughly 1 in 8 registered voters.Turnout figures have not yet been released. Ibrahimi said 111 candidates were vying for 11 seats in Parliament from southern Kandahar in Afghanistan's 249-seat chamber.
At least four officials of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) and two policemen were wounded in the attack, said Najib Danish, a spokesman for the interior ministry in Kabul.More news: Victims of Pittsburgh shooting identified
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The ballot was also marred by lengthy delays at polling stations and allegations of fraud.
Hottak said the auto bomb detonated in the provincial capital of Maidan Shahr as two busloads of mechanics arrived at the gate to begin their day's work. "Doubtless that a number of candidates wanted to use these people for their own benefit in the elections", said Danish.
Unofficial election results of the parliamentary balloting are not expected before mid-November and official results sometime in December.
The eastern province of Ghazni has also seen its polls delayed due to security and logistical issues.