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Death toll in the explosion in Kabul increased to 57

AFGHANISTAN (OBSERVATORY) –┬áThe death toll in the explosion in Kabul increased to 57, 119 people were injured, the 1TV television channel reported citing the Afghan Ministry of Health.

Earlier, 52 dead and more than 100 wounded were reported.

The explosion occurred near the center for registration of voters and the center for issuing identity documents in the west of the Afghan capital on Sunday morning. The explosive device was activated by a suicide bomber. Responsibility for the attack was taken by the Islamic State group.

Another blast at the voter registration center occurred on Sunday in Baghlan province in the north-east of Afghanistan. Seven people died, ten were injured. While no group has taken responsibility for this incident.

The combined elections to the parliament and the district councils of Afghanistan are planned for October 2018, the registration of voters in the country started on April 14. After the opening of the voter registration, President Ashraf Ghani invited the Taliban to return to the peace process as a political movement and take part in the elections. The Taliban refused the offer.