Afghanistan: 63 dead in attacks on voter registration centres

April 23rd, 2018

Bombings at voter registration centres in the Afghan capital, Kabul, and in Baghlan province have killed at least 63 people and wounded more than a hundred others, health officials said.

At least 57 people were killed in Kabul when a suicide bomber detonated hisA�explosives at the doorway of an ID distribution centre in the city on Sunday, officials said.

Six more people were killed later in the day in Baghlan’s Pul-e-Khumri city, when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb nearA� another voting centre. All six were from the same family.

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group said it carried out the Kabul attack, but noA�group has claimed responsibility for the Baghlan blastA�yet.

The Kabul bombing occured in the Dasht-e-Barchi area, where many of the country’sA�ShiaA�Hazara minority reside.

Among the victims were many women and children, witnesses said.

“After I heard a bang, I rushed to the site of the blast and, when I arrived at the scene, we helped many wounded people by carrying them to hospital,” Bashir Ahmad, a witness, said.

“Many of the victims were women and children who were here to get their identity cards and register for elections,” Ahmad added.

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