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Bomb Blast Kills Seven Near Kabul Prison

Kabul (October 31, 2018): A suicide bomber has blown himself up near the gate of Afghanistan’s largest prison, killing at least seven people and wounding three, officials say, but there was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said the attacker detonated his explosive near a vehicle of the employees of the Pul-e-Charki prison in Kabul, the capital.

Seven people died near the gate of the prison on the eastern outskirts of Kabul, and three were injured, another government official said.“The attacker walked towards a vehicle that was parked at a gate for security clearance. He blew himself up before the vehicle could enter the prison premises,” the official said.

Reportedly, a local news website said women security officials were sitting in the vehicle at the time of the suicide attack.

The sprawling Pul-e-Charkhi prison houses hundreds of inmates, including scores of Taliban insurgents.

Earlier, One person was killed and six were 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”.

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