Kabul, Landmark legislative elections in Afghanistan will go ahead as planned in September despite a major upsurge in attacks by Taliban-led rebels that have raised fears the polls could be threatened, President Hamid Karzai”s spokesman said Tuesday.
"I would like to emphasize that Afghanistan will not go back … The progress we have made can never be reversed regardless of how hard the terrorists and the enemies of Afghanistan try," spokesman Jawed Ludin told reporters.
"The elections in Afghanistan will take place. The elections will be successful."
His comments come after three months of unprecedented fighting that has killed about 465 suspected insurgents, 29 U.S. troops, 38 Afghan police and soldiers, and 125 civilians, according to a report of The Associated Press.