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Islamic State group claims responsibility for suicide bombing near Kabul election office

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 29, 2018, 03.47 PM (IST)

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for suicide bomb attack which targeted the Afghan election commission's office in Kabul on Monday.

A police officer said that at least one was killed and five were injured.

The bomber was walking toward the gate of the heavily fortified election commission offices when the police became suspicious of his intentions and opened fire, prompting him to detonate his explosives vest, said police chief Bismillah Taban.

Both Taliban and the IS had warned to disrupt parliamentary elections in Afghanistan which were held in most provinces on October 20 and in southern Kandahar province last Saturday.

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The bomber was walking toward the gate of the heavily fortified election commission offices when the police became suspicious of his intentions and opened fire, prompting him to detonate his explosives vest, said police chief Bismillah Taban.