At least one police officer was killed and another was injured after a suicide bomber set off an explosive near the election office of Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, on Monday, Reuters reported, citing the election commission's official.
The parliamentary election in Afghanistan is slated for October. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani offered the Taliban* movement the opportunity to participate in the parliamentary and local elections in order to resolve the years-long conflict. The Taliban, however, rejected the offer, stating that his people have been "cheated" at the previous vote. The movement also urged a boycott of the elections, as the country is "occupied."
*The Taliban is a terrorist group, banned in Russia