Interior ministry officials say at least nine people were killed and 56 wounded in the Dasht-e-Barchi explosion on Sunday morning.
Death Toll Rises To Nine In Kabul Explosion
The Ministry of Interior spokesman Najib Danish has confirmed nine people were killed and 56 wounded in an explosion in Dasht-e-Barchi in Kabul on Sunday morning.
The explosion happened at an ID distribution and voter registration center at about 10am on Sunday morning in PD6.
Kabul's acting police chief, Mohammad Daoud Amin, said a suicide bomber detonated his explosives in the door way of the offices.
Eyewitnesses said a number of ambulances converged on the area and security forces cordoned off the scene of the explosion. Eyewitnesses also told a TOLOnews journalist at the scene that the casualty toll was much higher than what officials said.
An eyewitness also told TOLOnews
CEO Abdullah Abdullah immediately condemned the attack and said in a tweet: “I strongly condemn the terrorist attack on voters' registration center in Kabul. I stand with those affected by this coward attack. Our resolve for fair and transparent elections will continue and terrorists won't win against the will of the Afghan people.”
This is the fourth attack in less than a week against the election process.
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.
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.
On Friday, unknown armed men attacked a voter registration center in Qala-e-Naw, the center of Badghis province, where a police officer assigned to maintain security was killed.
The Taliban denied responsibility for Sunday's explosion.