UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – The US strongly condemns the terrorist attack in Kabul, said in a statement released Monday by Acting Secretary of State John Sullivan.
“On behalf of the US government, I strongly condemn today’s suicide attack on the voter registration center in Kabul, killing about 60 people and injuring another 100,” the document says.
He also expressed the commitment of the United States and its allies to the destruction of the Islamic State terrorist organization.
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. There were reported 57 dead and 119 injured. The explosive device was activated by a suicide bomber. Responsibility for the attack was taken by the terrorist group IG *.
Another blast at the voter registration center occurred on Sunday in Baghlan province in the north-east of Afghanistan. During the explosion, seven people were killed, 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, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani invited the radical Taliban to return to the peace process as a political movement and take part in the elections. The Taliban refused the offer.