Afghans braved Taliban rockets and polling site bombings Saturday to vote for a new parliament in elections seen as a measure of the government's competence and commitment to democratic rule. It was the first nationwide balloting since a fraud-marred presidential election last year undermined international support for President Hamid Karzai. Security has worsened since then, and the Taliban made good on threats to disrupt Saturday's polling. At least three civilians were killed and the governor of Kandahar province survived a bomb attack, officials said. Observers had expected the vote to be far from perfect, but hoped it would accepted by the Afghan people as legitimate.