Tribal Leaders Call Foul on Afghan Vote

Afghanistan's election has been flooded with complaints of fraud and intimidation. The latest accusation comes from tribal leaders in southern Afghanistan, who say that the governor of their district, Delaga Bariz, was detained by aides to President Hamid Karzai's brother in order to prevent him from endorsing Karzai's top opponent, Abdullah Abdullah. In addition, the leaders say that all 45 polling sites were shut down and some 23,900 ballots were sent in to be counted—all for Karzai. "Not a single person in Shorabak District cast a ballot—not a single person," Bariz told The New York Times. The election dispute is hardly the only pressing problem in the country as terrorists are still staging major attacks. A bomb in Kabul on Wednesday killed 24, including a high ranking intelligence official.