Skip to comments.Dozens dead in bombing at Kabul voter registration centre
Posted on 04/22/2018 4:53:40 AM PDT by Simon Green
A suicide bomber has killed at least 31 people and wounded dozens outside a voter registration centre in Kabul, the health ministry said, in the latest attack on election preparations.
The public health ministry spokesman Wahid Majro said another 54 people were wounded in Sundays attack. Gen Daud Amin, the Kabul police chief, said the suicide bomber targeted civilians who had gathered to receive national identification cards.
It happened at the entrance gate of the centre. It was a suicide attack, Amin told AFP.
The large explosion echoed across the city, shattering windows miles away from the attack site and damaging several nearby vehicles. Police blocked all roads to the blast site, with only ambulances allowed in. Local TV stations broadcast live footage of hundreds of distraught people gathered at nearby hospitals seeking information about loved ones. Family of Afghan man tortured by CIA demands US reveal location of his body Read more
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility in a statement carried by its Aamaq news agency, saying it had targeted Shia apostates. Isis is opposed to the country holding democratic elections.
A witness to the attack named Akbar told Tolo TV: Now we know the government cannot provide us security. We have to get armed and protect ourselves.
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Now we know the government cannot provide us security. We have to get armed and protect ourselves.
Someone in the American Enemy Media is already writing a screed holding the NRA accountable for this unjust ‘lust for FREEDOM...’
And the US is still in Kabul, why?
A Moslem Theocracy doesnt need elections, dont you know?
ISIS seems to be meddling in Afghan elections
They must not expect to win the vote
Too bad for the poor souls killed by terrorists for just trying to participate in elections
Coming to a Democracy neat you. Compliments of Islam.
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