Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a blast that targeted a voter registration center in Kabul, Afghanistan on Sunday.
The blast was carried out by a suicide bomber and claimed at least 31 lives, with 54 others sustaining injuries, officials said.
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No other details were communicated by the AMAQ, the militant group’s news agency.
Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danesh said a bomber on foot approached the centre where officials had been issuing identity cards as part of a process of registering voters for parliamentary elections due this year.
The latest assault targeting a voter registration center occurred in a heavily Shia-populated neighborhood in the west of the Kabul city.
Afghanistan on April 14 began registering voters for long-delayed legislative elections scheduled for October.
Pakistan backed terrorist group suicide bomber attack voter registration center in western #Kabul Dashtibarchi area. Seven civilians killed 12 wounded so for. People appreciated #AfghanPolice recovery ops prevented more casualties.
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