Kabul (October 29, 2018): One person killed and six injured in a suicide bomb attack in front of the headquarters of Afghanistan’s election commission office in Kabul.
It was not clear how many people were present at the time of the attack around the election commission’s sprawling compound located near an arterial road in Kabul.In Afghanistan, parliamentary elections were being held except Kandahar and Ghazni provinces. Earlier, In an attack in Kabul on Saturday at least 30 people were taken to a trauma hospital including a dead child.
Taliban claimed the responsibility of the attacks. Earlier, Taliban warned voters to boycott the ballot “to protect their lives”.Earlier on October 27, at least Seven people were killed and 37 more wounded when a suicide bomber detonated a car packed with explosives outside a police compound in the central Afghan province of Wardak on Saturday.
The early morning bombing in Maidan Shahr, the main city of the province, some 35 km (22) miles southwest of the capital Kabul, happened as policemen and civilians were going inside the base.Three civilians and two policemen were among the dead, adding that the casualty figure could rise as policemen and first responders were busy recovering the wounded and bodies from collapsed walls and debris.
Strategically located along the route connecting Kabul to the southern region, Wardak is ideally placed for insurgents who control nearly mountain villages to use as a staging ground for suicide bombings inside Kabul.
The sprawling base built by the Americans is home to hundreds of Afghan policemen from where they conduct operations in two nearby provinces.