Two people Killed in Kabul IEC Bombing

  • Date of Publication : 29/10/2018 at 13:06 GMT
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At least two people were killed and seven more wounded in a suicide attack outside the Independent Election Commission (IEC) offices in PD9 of Kabul city on Monday morning, Asia News reported.

According to security officials, the suicide bomber targeted a vehicle carrying IEC staffers.

One police officer and one IEC staff member were killed in the attack, said security officials, adding that another seven people – four IEC staff members, two police officers and one civilian – were wounded.

The incident happened at about 8:15am local time in PD9 in Kabul city, a spokesman for Kabul police chief confirmed.

According to police, a suicide bomber on foot detonated his explosives close to the gate of the offices.

The attack on the IEC offices comes only a week after millions of Afghans across the nation flocked to polling stations to cast their votes in the parliamentary elections.

Insurgent groups, especially Taliban militants, had vowed to disrupt the polling process. But the Afghan public defied the threats and voted in the much-awaited elections.

Meanwhile, US ambassador to Afghanistan John Bass described the attack on the IEC office as an attack on democracy.

“The United States condemns this morning’s attack on Independent #Election Commission employees and sends our condolences to the victims and their families. An attack on #Afghanistan election process is an attack on democracy,” said Bass in a tweet.

Bass added: “We commend all Afghan voters, candidates, observers, volunteers and security forces who turned out to support this month’s parliamentary elections.”

Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack.

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