At least 30 killed in attack on ID registration centre in Kabul

At least 30 killed in attack on ID registration centre in Kabul

At least 30 killed in attack on ID registration centre in Kabul

A suicide bomber has struck at a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital, killing at least 48 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

Gunmen Tuesday attacked a voter registration center in the central province of Ghor, kidnapping three election workers and two policemen.

Afghans stand outside a voter registration centre after the suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.

The parliamentary elections have been delayed by three years as the leaders of the coalition government, which came out of a messy presidential election that nearly tore the country apart, debated measures to prevent the fraud that had marred previous elections.

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Jawed Hassan, an eye witness, said a large number of civilians, including women and children, had gathered to get identity cards for the upcoming elections due to a shortage of application forms on Saturday.

April. 23 (ANI): The death toll in Sunday's deadly suicide bombing in Kabul has risen to 52.

The United States reaffirms our support for the Afghan government, Afghan security forces, and the Independent Electoral Commission in their efforts to ensure that the elections process is transparent, credible, and safe.

The dead included 21 women and five children, killed when the blast hit the queue outside.

Through a propaganda website, Daesh claimed responsibility for the bombing.

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So far this year Afghan capital has been subject of several attacks, most important perpetrated in late January by Taliban with an ambulance bomb that exploded in middle of street in a central district of Kabul killing more than a hundred people.

"We are grieved at the loss of precious innocent lives in this brutal act of terrorism", he said in a statement.

APP adds from Islamabad: Pakistan strongly condemned the suicide attack in Afghanistan.

"I wish Allah's mercy upon those who martyred, speedy recovery to the wounded and convey my deep condolences to victims' families", he said. A North Atlantic Treaty Organisation spokesman said the child had been taken to hospital and was in a stable condition.

Afghanistan's interior minister this year told the BBC that both IS and the Taliban were targeting civilians to provoke people against the government and create chaos.

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