A purported spokesman for the Taleban fighters in Afghanistan say they will not attack polling stations during next month's election in Afghanistan.
But Abdul Latif Hakimi says their fight against the government and U.S. forces will go on.
He says U.S. and Afghan forces are setting up polling stations in crowded areas, which, if attacked, will cause big losses.
Nearly one thousand people, most of them Taleban fighters, have been killed in clashes and bomb blasts this year, raising concern about the election.
Meanwhile, the U.S. military says U.S. and Afghan government troops have killed more than 100 militants over the past three weeks in operations aimed at ensuring security for the September 18th election. At least 65 rebels were killed during fighting in southern Zabul province, and the rest in eastern Kunar province.
Information for this report is provided by Reuters.