The Taliban militant group has vowed to target Afghan security forces in the upcoming parliamentary elections in the violence-wracked country.
Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement on Monday that the militants would pull no punches to disrupt the long-delayed vote scheduled for October 20.
“People who are trying to help in holding this process successfully by providing security should be targeted and no stone should be left unturned for the prevention and failure” of the election, Mujahid said.
Elsewhere in the statement, Mujahid described the polls as a “malicious American conspiracy” against Afghanistan.
The Taliban have ordered its militants to attack authorities who are helping organize this month’s parliamentary elections in Afghanistan. They have also called on candidates and voters to boycott the polls.