Sunday, May 6, 2018

At Least 12 Killed in Afghan Mosque Explosion; Mosque Was Used as Voter Registration Center

A bomb blast today (May 6, 2018) inside a mosque in eastern Afghanistan that was being used as a voter registration center killed at least 12 people and wounded 33 others, according to the NY Post website.

The attack took place in the city of Khost, the capital of the province of the same name.

No one claimed responsibility for the attack, but both the Taliban and the Islamic State (IS) affiliate reject democratic elections and have targeted them in the past.

Last month, an IS suicide bomber attacked a voter registration center in Kabul, killing 60 people and wounding at least 130 others. Afghanistan plans to hold elections in October, the first since 2014.

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