Lesotho probes soldiers' presence near polling stations

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Election officials in the mountain kingdom of Lesotho said on Sunday they were investigating why armed soldiers were deployed at many polling stations in Saturday's election.

The army has often been accused of interfering in politics in Lesotho, a landlocked African country of two million people that has been hit by attempted coups and instability in recent years.

"We will be seeking an explanation from the army as to why the soldiers were placed at voting stations," said Augustine Mahiga, head of the SADC observer mission.

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