The Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on ID cards queue that killed at least 57 people.
The attacker detonated his explosives as the Afghan authorities distributed national identity cards in the western part of Kabul, the capital, part of a push by the government to get more people to register to vote. Wahidullah Majrooh, a spokesman for the Afghan Health Ministry, said the attack also wounded at least 119 others.
Among the dead were 25 men, 22 women and eight children, while two bodies were not identifiable, Mr. Majrooh said.
The ISIS used its Aamaq news agency to say it had targeted Shia “apostates”. Isis is opposed to the country holding democratic elections.
Sources : Aamaq, CNN, BBC