In Afghanistan, a suicide bomber has killed at least 57 people going to vote at a center in Kabul, according to a Public Health Ministry spokesperson. Additional 100 others have been injured. Afghan police say 22 women and eight children are among the dead.
Pictures of the attack show a scene of chaos and terror in the country's capital - people scattered on the ground, personal documents abandoned, streets stained crimson with blood, vehicles damaged by the blast. the bomb's vibration could be felt across the city, shattering windows miles away. Following the blast, abandoned victims' shoes were placed in a row, perhaps for people to claim afterwards.
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack. The terrorist group's Amaq News Agency says it targeted Shiite "apostates."
police say many of the people killed were waiting in line
outside the center, attempting to receive national identification cards
order to vote. Parliamentary elections are currently scheduled for
Voter registration in Afghanistan has been low - groups in opposition
government have threatened violence at such centers, and a string of
and delayed elections .
Millions are yet to register, and if they don't, the vote is
likely to be delayed. Parliamentary elections have already been
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