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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.

&#34I 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,&#34 spokesman Jawed Ludin told reporters.

&#34The elections in Afghanistan will take place. The elections will be successful.&#34

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.