A suicide attack targeting a senior Afghan election commission official killed one guard and injured several others in capital Kabul Saturday. Hawliya Rodwal, Kabul provincial director of the commission, escaped the blast unhurt.
Noor Mohammad Noor, a spokesman for the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan, said that Rodwal’s driver was injured in the blast and several homes were damaged, the Associated Press reported.
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No group has claimed responsibility of the attack that occurred in the eastern part of the city. But, the Taliban has been against elections in Afghanistan and has previously carried out bombings across the country.
In March 2014, Talibani terrorists attacked the election commission’s headquarters in Kabul ahead of the presidential election.
Earlier in November, at least one person was killed and a dozen others were wounded in a suicide bombing in the Afghan town of Lashkargah in southern Helmand province. In March, seven people were killed and 20 others were injured after a truck exploded outside the governor’s compound in Helmand.