rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » News » Suicide blast at Kabul voter registration centre kills 48

Suicide blast at Kabul voter registration centre kills 48

Last updated on: April 22, 2018 19:06 IST

An Islamic State suicide bomber killed 48 people and wounded 112 others on Sunday at a voter registration centre in Kabul, Afghan officials said.

IMAGE: An Afghan security forces member stands guard at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Kabul. Photograph: Omar Sobhani/Reuters

The explosion happened at an ID distribution and voter registration centre about 10 am on Sunday morning in PD6.

IMAGE: Relatives of the victims carry an injured man outside a hospital after a suicide attack in Kabul. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

According to the report, Kabul’s acting police chief, Mohammad Daoud Amin, stated that a suicide bomber detonated his explosives in the door way of the offices.

 

“I strongly condemn the terrorist attack on voters’ registration centre 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,” Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah said, in a tweet.

Sunday's attack is the latest in a series to strike the Afghan capital this year.

IMAGE: Sunday's blast is the latest in a series to strike the Afghan capital this year. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

On March 21, a suicide bomber killed 29 people and injured 52 others near a shrine in the city in an attack claimed by Islamic State. Earlier that month, a suicide bomber killed at least nine people when he detonated his device at a security checkpoint.

In February, several people were killed and injured in a suicide attack in the Shashdarak area of Kabul, not far from the Kabul Green Zone where many diplomatic compounds are located.

In January, Taliban gunmen stormed the Intercontinental hotel in Kabul, killing 22 people.

-- With inputs from Agencies

Source: ANI