Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah led several thousand demonstrators through Kabul earlier today in a protest against alleged election fraud that has triggered a political crisis.
Abdullah has vowed to reject the election result, saying he was the victim of massive ballot-box stuffing in the June 14 poll with vote counting reportedly putting him far behind his rival Ashraf Ghani.
As tensions rise fast between opposing supporters, the United Nations has expressed fears of spiralling ethnic violence at the same time as US-led troops pull out after their 13-year war against Taliban insurgents.
“Death to Ashraf Ghani! Death to the election commission!” Abdullah´s supporters chanted as he was carried through the rowdy crowds on the roof on a truck.
Today’s protest was the biggest since the fraud dispute erupted.