On Sunday, at least 57 people were killed and another 119 were injured while waiting in line at a Kabul, Afghanistan, office to receive national voter ID cards when a suicide bomber blew himself up.
Twenty-one women and five children were among those killed.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack through the AMAQ news service.
Blast in Kabul. Death toll feared to be high. RIP. We share the grief of people of Afghanistan. pic.twitter.com/qfeC0Fm2z6
— Farzana Shah (@Jana_Shah) April 22, 2018
ISIS and the Taliban are trying to threaten the national legislative elections coming up in October and disrupt Afghanistan’s goal of registering 14 million voters for the election.
This is the fourth such attack in a little over a week.
— Ehsanullah Amiri (@euamiri) April 22, 2018
The legislative election, initially set for 2015, was delayed to July 2018 due to instability. The election was then moved again to October 2018.
Afghanistan also has a presidential election set for 2019.
A shocking #Photo from Kabul suicide attack scene, they were there to get ID cards and later register as voter for coming Parliamentary Election of #Afghanistan
Photo by @ZahraJoya pic.twitter.com/55dnyPD1LB
— Khalil Noori (@KhalilNoori) April 22, 2018