Afghanistan: Suicide bombing targets voter registration in Kabul kills 4

22nd Apr 2018
Afghanistan: Suicide bombing targets voter registration in Kabul kills 4

By Shadi Khan Saif

 

KABUL, Afghanistan (AA): Suicide attack on a voter registration center in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday has killed four and wounded at least fifteen people, an official confirmed.

Humayon Mohtaat, head of the population census directorate, told Anadolu Agency that a registration office in the Dasht Barchi neighborhood was targeted, wounding at least fifteen people.

Dasht Barchi is in Shia Muslim neighbourhood in south western Kabul, outside the protected diplomatic and governmental “green zone.”

Mohammad Dawood Amin, the Chief of Kabul police said a suicide bomber had detonated his explosives in the door way of the ID distribution offices.

Registration began last week for long-awaited local and parliamentary elections, set for October. President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has called on the Taliban to take part in the polls, but the Taliban have warned people against participation.

This is the third attack in the last week against Afghanistan’s voter registration process.

Earlier on Tuesday, unknown armed men attacked a voter registration center in Ghor province and kidnapped three IEC employees and two policemen. Ghor police spokesman said the attackers were Taliban.

Similarly on Thursday, unknown armed men attacked two police force members in Jalalabad City who were guarding a voter registration center. The two policemen were killed in the ensuing gunfight.

Additional report by The Muslim News

[Archive Photo:  An Afghani boy receives medical treatment at a hospital after terror attack, which was carried out with a bomb-laden vehicle in Herat province of Afghanistan on April 9, 2018. Photographer: Mir Ahmad Firooz/AA]

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