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Source: CBS News

Assassination puts Afghan election on hold for entire province of Kandahar

Saturday 10:50 GMT

The devastating attack has prompted Afghan officials to postpone parliamentary elections set for this weekend in an entire province.

We're learning more about yesterday's attack in Kandahar, and just how close the senior U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Scott Miller, was as a gunman took out the country's top police chief. The devastating attack has prompted Afghan officials to postpone parliamentary elections set for this weekend in an entire province.

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Source: CTV

Cannabis retailers warn of lingering supply shortage

Friday 20:02 GMT

Demand for newly legal pot appears to be outstripping supply as retailers run low on some products or are cleaned out completely amid a shortfall that could last for months.

"Every province -- not just Manitoba -- is receiving substantially less cannabis than originally requested... Retailers in Manitoba will be receiving staggered shipments over the next few weeks (some daily) in an effort to meet their requests," said a spokeswoman for the Manitoba crown corporation in an email on Thursday.

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Source: Washington Post

Afghan elections delayed in Kandahar province after top officials assassinated

Saturday 09:00 GMT

The Afghan government on Friday delayed legislative elections by one week in Kandahar province after the provincial police chief and intelligence chief were assassinated by a Taliban gunman, leaving a dangerous security vacuum in the region that is home to the insurgents.

Gen. Austin “Scott” Miller, the top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan, escaped unharmed, but Lt. Gen. Abdul Razik, the Kandahar police commander, and Abdul Momin, the provincial intelligence chief, died of gunshot wounds, officials said.


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