Bombing at voter registration centre kills 2 in Baghlan


KUNDUZ -- A bomb Wednesday (June 6) at a voter registration centre in northern Afghanistan killed at least two people and wounded two others, officials said.

The bomb was placed in a school used as a voter registration centre in Pul-i-Khumri, capital of Baghlan Province, provincial government spokesman Mahmood Haqmal told AFP.

"One police officer and one employee of the election commission were killed, and two police have been wounded," he said.

No one claimed responsibility, but the Taliban and "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) have vowed to disrupt parliamentary and district council elections scheduled for October 20.

On April 22, a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a registration centre in Kabul, killing 60 people and wounding more than 100.

As of Tuesday (June 5), more than 5.2 million voters have registered with the Independent Election Commission (IEC), which oversees preparations for the vote.

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