Afghanistan: Deaths in attack on ID registration centre in Kabul

Afghanistan: Deaths in attack on ID registration centre in Kabul

Afghanistan: Deaths in attack on ID registration centre in Kabul

The attack comes nearly a month after another deadly attack by ISIS in which a suicide bomber carried out an attack near a Shiite shrine in Kabul that targeted attendees celebrating the Persian new year. The string of attacks suggest the extremist group will try to undertake more attacks to undermine the expected elections.

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The attack is the latest in a series to strike the Afghan capital this year.

Afghan security forces have struggled to prevent attacks by IS-IS in addition to the ardently recognized Taliban since the US and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation concluded their combat mission at the end of 2014.

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in the Afghan capital that killed more than 30 people and wounded dozens. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces continue to struggle holding off Islamic State and Taliban attacks, with ISIS claiming responsibility for this latest attack through the Amaq news agency.

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The first blast took place around 10 am when a suicide bomber blew himself up among a crowd lining up to get access to an election-related registration site in Kabul, initially killing 52 people and injuring 112.

Last week, two police officers in the eastern city of Jalalabad were killed outside a voter registration centre, while a voter centre in the central province of Ghor was burned down last week and electoral officials briefly abducted.

Each teams frequently launch assaults, with the Taliban often concentrating on the federal government and safety forces, and IS concentrating on the nation's Shiite minority.

The Taliban, who usually claims their attacks, denied involvement.

Afghan residents inspect the site of a suicide bombing outside a voter registration centre in Kabul on April 22, 2018.

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General Daud Amin, the Kabul police chief, said the target was civilians gathering to receive national identification cards ahead of the country's parliamentary elections in October.

A suicide blast killed 57 people - including at least five children - and wounded over 100 more on Sunday at a voter registration center in Kabul, according to Afghan officials.

Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majro says another 15 people were wounded in Sunday's attack.

Days later, the group claimed responsibility for an attack outside a hospital in which militants detonated explosives packed inside an ambulance. The Taliban and a local Islamic State affiliate both view Afghanistan's government and democratic elections as illegitimate.

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