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Kabul, two suicide bombers were killed and a child was wounded in an explosion in the Afghanistan capital on Saturday, police said.

images (1)“Two suicide bombers riding a motorcycle died after their explosives went off prematurely near an industrial park in Bagrami locality at around 5 p.m. local time. The blast caused two bombers killed on the spot and injured one child,” a police official told Xinhua.

The target of the attack remained unknown.

The injured has been shifted to a nearby hospital while security forces have cordoned off the area for precautionary measures.

The Taliban-led insurgency has been rampant since April 24 when the militant group launched its so-called annual spring offensive in various places of the militancy-plagued Afghanistan which had claimed hundreds of lives including militants, security personnel and civilians.

Earlier on Saturday, three children were killed and three other children wounded when a bomb was detonated in a shop near a religious school in southern Kandahar province, the provincial government said.

More than 970 civilians were killed and nearly 1,960 others wounded in conflicts and Taliban-led insurgency in the first four months of 2015, according to official figures released by the UN mission in the country.

(IANS)

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The Afghanistan Elections

This election saw people casting thier votes with the help of biometric systems.

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An Afghan woman shows her inked finger after casting her vote at a polling station during the Parliamentary elections in Kabul, Afghanistan.VOA

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Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections have been eventful with the threat of the Taliban’s attack and the constant violence and chaos that has followed and continues in the country. Out of 8.8. million registered people, 3 million people actually cast their votes in the ballot. The biggest turnout was recorded in Kabul.

The Taliban Militant have urged people not to vote since they see this process as an outsider’s attempt to further control the country. Recently, A candidate of parliamentary elections, Omar Zwak was killed in a bombing attack. The Taliban has since claimed the responsibility of this and many other explosions.

These are the first parliamentary elections since 2010 in Afghanistan that has been half seized by the Taliban. The US-backed government is full of corruption and the citizens of the country do not expect a fair election.

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An Afghan woman casts her vote during parliamentary elections at a polling station in Kabul, Afghanistan. VOA

The United Nations have urged people to vote and exercise their ‘constitutional right to vote’. This election also saw people casting their votes with the help of biometric systems that posed a definite obstruction in the process of voting since the trained officials didn’t show up during the voting.

The results of the poll is expected to be released in mid-November.

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