Suicide bomber targets Kabul Election Commission office, six injured

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No group, including the Taliban, has claimed responsibility for the blast yet. (Reuters/Representational) No group, including the Taliban, has claimed responsibility for the blast yet. (Reuters/Representational)

Six people were injured in a suicide car bombing near the Kabul election commission office on Monday, Associated Press reported. No group, including the Taliban, has claimed responsibility for the blast yet.

Kabul police chief spokesperson Basir Mujahid said the bomber exploded his vehicle outside the office of the Independent Election Commission after police suspected his intentions and opened fire.

The Taliban and the Islamic State had earlier threatened to disrupt the Parliamentary elections and had warned citizens against participating in the polls. It had also cautioned teachers not to use schools as voting booths.

Voting in Kandahar was delayed after an Afghan guard killed the province’s powerful provincial police chief General Abdul Razik on October 18.

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Washington’s top commander in Afghanistan General Scott Miller had earlier escaped unhurt in an attacked by the Taliban.

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