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    Blast Hits Independent Afghan Election Commission's Office, Injures 6 – Reports

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - An explosion rocked the Afghan Independent Election Commission (IEA) office in Kabul injuring four IEA employees and two policemen, local media reported on Monday citing a spokesman for Kabul police chief.

    According to the TOLOnews broadcaster, an explosion took place at 08:15 a.m. local time (03:45 GMT).  Nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.

    READ MORE: Afghanistan Delays Vote at Some Polling Stations as Blasts Kill 44 — Reports

    Later in the day, the Daesh* terror group claimed responsibility for the explosion, the 1TV broadcaster reported without providing further details on the issue.

    Earlier, at least 11 people, including six children, have been killed as a result of an explosion in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar on Sunday, on the second day of parliamentary elections in the country

    On October 20-21, Afghanistan held its first parliamentary election since 2010. The election was opposed by the Taliban movement, which refused to recognize the vote and announced its intention to sabotage the electoral process.

    Afghanistan has long been suffering from an unstable security situation. The government has been fighting against Taliban*, which has been waging a war against Kabul for almost two decades, and Daesh, which has been operating in Afghanistan since 2015.

    *Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS) and Taliban are terrorist groups banned in Russia

     

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