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Suicide bomber hits near Kabul election office, 6 hurt

An Afghan official says a suicide car bombing near the election commission office in Kabul wounded 6 people

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Published on: October 29, 2018 10:15 IST
Suicide bomber hits near Kabul election office, 6 hurt
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a suicide car bombing near the election commission office in Kabul wounded 6 people.

The bomber exploded his vehicle early Monday morning outside the heavily fortified office of the Independent Election Commission after police suspected his intentions and opened fire, says Basir Mujahid, Kabul police chief spokesman.

The Taliban and Islamic State affiliate earlier threatened to disrupt parliamentary elections held in most provinces on Oct. 20 and in southern Kandahar on Saturday. Kandahar voting was delayed after an Oct. 18 attack by a turncoat Afghan guard killed the province's powerful provincial police chief, Gen. Abdul Razik.

The Taliban claimed the attack that also targeted Washington's top commander in Afghanistan Gen. Scott Miller, who was unhurt.

No one has yet claimed Monday's attack in Kabul.

Disclaimer: This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Associated Press (AP) wire.

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