Middle East

September 8, 2009

U.N. Afghan panel cites fraud in vote as Karzai pulls ahead

The suspected wide-scale fraud cited by the Electoral Complaints Commission could be a major setback for the Obama administration's hopes that the elections would strengthen Afghanistan's weak central government. The post-election drama unfolded as insurgents set an ambush that killed four U.S. Marines and a suicide bomber struck near the military gate of the Kabul airport.

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