KABUL (AFP) - Nine Afghan lawmakers kicked out of the country's lower house as part of efforts to end a long-running vote-rigging row were refused access to parliament on Saturday. The Independent Election Commission last month ordered that the nine MPs be replaced. While nine was far lower than other figures previously floated - a special tribunal said in June it should be 62, a quarter of all lawmakers - the ruling still prompted fury among many politicians. The row has raised questions about transparency in Afghan politics and is prolonging uncertainty as foreign combat forces start withdrawals ahead of a 2014 deadline for all of them to leave.