Afghanistan

More than 50 killed in Suicide Blast at Afghan Voter Registration Center

The death toll from the suicide blast on the Afghan voter registration yesterday in Kabul has climbed to at least 57.

Yesterday, in another deadly morning in Afghanistan, a terrorist attacked the voter registration center in Kabul. Afghanistan’s public health spokesman, Wahid Majrod, said that dozens other were also injured.

The suicide bomber detonated himself at the gate of the building about 10 a.m. local time, Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said. Afghanistan was preparing for upcoming October elections with registration opened on April 14.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said the Kabul attack and another reported in Pul-e-Khumri were “heinous terrorist attacks.” “I wish Allah’s mercy upon those who martyred, speedy recovery to the wounded, and convey my deep condolences to victims’ families. I instructed relevant institutions to provide support and care to those affected,” Ghani said on Twitter. The US Ambassador to Afghanistan, John Bass, said the Kabul attack was “senseless.”

In a statement posted on Twitter, Bass said: “I strongly condemn this morning’s suicide attack on a voter registration center in #Kabul and offer my condolences to the victims and their families. This senseless violence shows the cowardice and inhumanity of the enemies of democracy and peace in #Afghanistan.” There was also widespread condemnation of attack on social media:

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