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Originally published August 13, 2009 at 11:04 AM | Page modified August 13, 2009 at 11:04 AM

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Karzai orders Afghan forces election cease-fire

Afghanistan's president says he's ordering Afghan security forces to observe a cease-fire during the upcoming election day.

KABUL —

Afghanistan's president says he's ordering Afghan security forces to observe a cease-fire during the upcoming election day.

Hamid Karzai also demanded Taliban fighters not carry out violence during next Thursday's vote.

Karzai made the comments during a regular radio address Thursday night.

He faces a field of around three dozen competitors for the presidency in the election.

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