Afghanistan: At least 57 killed in ISIS suicide bombing

On Sunday morning, an ISIS suicide bomber blew himself up at a voter registration center in Kabul, killing dozens of people. In addition, over 100 people were injured.
ISIS terror in Kabul (archive) Photo Credit: EPA-EFE

A voter registration center in Kabul, Afghanistan, was the scene of a deadly suicide bombing on Sunday. At least 57 people, including several children, were killed in the attack. Over 100 others were wounded.

Shortly after the bombing, ISIS took responsibility for the attack, stating that it was designed to target Shiites. According to Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish, the terrorist detonated the explosives at around 10 a.m. (local time), CNN reported.

U.S. Ambassador John Bass issued a statement denouncing the attack. “This senseless violence shows the cowardice and inhumanity of the enemies of democracy and peace in Afghanistan,” he said.

The attack was the deadliest in Afghanistan’s capital since the January 27 blast that claimed the lives of over 90 people, which was carried out by the Taliban. In addition, more than 150 people were injured. The blast was caused when terrorists detonated explosives that were packed in an ambulance parked on a busy street in the city.



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