KABUL (AFP) - Afghanistans electoral authorities said Monday that voting might have to be suspended in 10 districts unless the necessary security is in place ahead of polls. Afghan security forces, backed by international troops, are engaged in operations in 35 districts, nine of which are under insurgent control just 10 days ahead of the election, an official said. If... security is not provided and there are areas with no government control... the commission will face serious problems, Zekria Barakzai, deputy chief electoral officer told reporters in Kabul. He said 93 voting centres in 10 districts were expected to remain shut on August 20, the day Afghans are due to vote in presidential and provincial council elections. Our position is that where there is no security, where the election commission cant go, I dont think we would be able to do anything because the elections require a peaceful environment, Barakzai said. Defence officials have said a massive drive is under way to oust Taliban and other insurgents from areas mainly in the countrys south in a bid to allow Afghans to vote in the countrys second-ever presidential election. A final list of areas where voting can go ahead is expected on August 15, Barakzai said. The violence from a Taliban-led insurgency which was launched soon after the toppling of the hardliners regime in a US-led invasion in late 2001 has reached record highs this year. As part of their campaign against the Western-backed Kabul administration and its foreign military allies, the insurgents have called on ordinary Afghans to boycott the polls and join what they call a holy war against Western troops.