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Suicide blasts kill 63 in Afghanistan

International Desk
Published on : 23 April 2018, 10:42 AM
Suicide blasts kill 63 in Afghanistan


The death toll has risen to 63 after two Afghan voter registration centers have come under suicide bombing attacks. 57 people were killed in the first attack in the country`s capital Kabul on Sunday (April 22nd). And six people were killed in the second attack carried out in country`s Baghlan province. Hundreds of people were injured in two attacks, citing the country`s Health Department officials, international media said.

The attacker blows himself up at the doorway of an ID distribution centre in Kabul`s Dasht-e-Barchi area. The country`s Shia Hazara minority lives in the region, according to the authorities of the country.

Meanwhile, Baghlan tragedy strikes when a vehicle struck a roadside bomb near another voting centre of Pul-e-Khumri city. The deceased were all members of the same family.

The militant IS has claimed responsibility for Kabul`s attack. But no one yet has claimed responsibility for Baghlan attack. The country`s Interior Ministry has informed that most of the victims are women and children.

Since the country`s parliament and district council elections are scheduled to be held on October this year, the voter registration centers have come under the target of the extremist groups. Earlier Taliban kidnapped five members of the security forces last week from a voter registration centre of Ghor province.