In this photo taken on October 15, 2018, Afghan supporters of candidate Alhaj Amir Gull Shaheen ride bicycles with a trailer carrying his image along a street during the legislative election campaign in Kabul. AFP / WAKIL KOHSAR
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The more than 2,500 candidates campaigning for the third parliamentary ballot since the fall of the Taliban in 2001 have turned the political scene into a game of "Where's Wally".At least 10 candidates have been killed so far, including Jabar Qahraman, who was blown up Wednesday by a bomb placed under his sitting furniture in the southern province of Helmand.The Taliban has warned candidates to withdraw from the ballot, which it has vowed to attack.Kabul women's rights activist-turned-candidate Wida Saghary said she was not intimidated.Many MPs have a record of sparse attendance in the chamber and often stay in Kabul rather than travel back to their home provinces.At least one candidate hopes he can represent his constituents from a prison cell.
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