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57 killed by suicide bomber, 119 injured in Afghanistan while waiting to register as voters

Kabul, Afghanistan at night (Hamid Reza Rahmani/Released)
April 22, 2018

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.

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.

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This is the fourth such attack in a little over a week.

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.