Afghan presidential candidates continue campaigning amid escalating security threats by the Taliban militant group, Press TV reports. The Taliban have rejected the April election and stepped up attacks to sabotage the electoral process. This comes after presidential candidates in Afghanistan began two months of campaigning for the April 5 election. The presidential hopefuls discuss issues at small rallies ranging from the Taliban to the future of foreign troops in Afghanistan. They also have outlined their working plans after being elected as the country’s new president.
The election comes at a time when the country is grappling with growing wave of violence and militancy.
Militant attacks have already claimed the lives of several campaign workers over the past few weeks across various regions of the war-ravaged country.
All the candidates have been given armored vehicles and security guards.