United Nations chief condemns attack on mosque in eastern Afghanistan

United Nations chief condemns attack on mosque in eastern Afghanistan

It was the latest attack on election preparations and comes nearly a week after 25 people were killed in a double bombing in the Afghan capital Kabul. But the Taliban, and the local cell of the Islamic state oppose democratic elections in the country.

The latest assault is likely to deter more people from signing up for the long-delayed parliamentary and district council elections scheduled for October 20. Just days before about 57 people and another 119 were injured in an explosion on a voter registration place in Kabul. He had covering the Afghan conflict for over 15 years.

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Several members of the Afghan security forces were also killed in the operation, according to the US Department of Defense.

Abdullah Abdullah, Afghanistan's chief executive, in a recent speech blamed the slow registration drive on "insecurity, lack of trust in the government and lack of awareness".

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Baghlan governor Abdul Hai Naimati spoke to local media saying that they are in touch with the Taliban via local leaders and elders of the community. Afghan security forces have fought to battle the groups since the US and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation concluded their combat mission at the end of 2014, switching to some counterterrorism and encourage role.

For now, nobody has officially claimed responsibility. Police spokesman Karim Yuresh stated another civilian was wounded in Sunday's attack, at an area where Taliban and it is are still active.

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In the eastern Paktia province, a vehicle bomb killed two people and wounded another three.

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