Major roads throughout southern Kandahar were closed almost 24 hours before polls opened to stop vehicle-born explosive devices from entering the province, said provincial governor's spokesman Aziz Ahmed Azizi.
The bodyguard opened fire at a group of officials after a meeting with General Scott Miller, the commander of the USA and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces in Afghanistan. Raziq's strongman tactics had been credited with thwarting successive Taliban attempts to gain a foothold in Kandahar, once their spiritual heartland.
On the first day of the elections, 15 people were killed in a suicide attack in the capital Kabul.
Kandahar local officials said they are fully prepared to hold the elections.
Independent Election Commission deputy spokesman Aziz Ibrahimi said voting was to start at 7 am.
The IEC statistics show that 111 candidates from Kandahar will compete for 11 seats in the Wolesi Jirga, the Afghan parliament, of which three seats are only for women.
Residents braved threats of militant attacks to queue on Saturday outside more than 170 polling stations across the province amid heavy security.
Election officials could not immediately determine the turnout from the 567,000 registered voters in Kandahar. "They can not find people's names on the voters list".
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The Department of Justice charged the suspect with 11 counts of criminal homicide, and 13 counts of ethnic intimidation. They joined religious leaders across all faiths at a vigil on Sunday in the honour of the victims of the shooting.
Preliminary nationwide results are expected to be released in November.
Six people were injured in a suicide vehicle bombing near the Kabul election commission office on Monday, Associated Press reported.
According to police, a suicide bomber on foot detonated his explosives close to the gate of the offices. Another eight people were wounded, he said, although the casualty numbers could rise.
No group has claimed responsibility for the blast yet.
The ballot was also marred by lengthy delays at polling stations and allegations of fraud.
The terrorist group has mostly been populating the eastern province of Nangarhar, from where it has carried out high-profile brutal attacks at major population centers across the country.
Streets in the city were quieter than usual at the beginning of the Afghan working week, after authorities restricted the use of cars and motorbikes during voting hours.
Ghazni elections were delayed for an as yet indefinite period due to disagreements over constituencies and security issues.