October 29, 2018 / 4:27 AM / 8 months ago

Islamic State claims blast near election commission in Afghan capital: Amaq

Afghan policemen keep watch at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan October 29, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility on Monday for a blast near the election commission in Afghan capital Kabul, according to a statement on the group’s Amaq news agency.

The bomber detonated an explosive vest and after approaching several official vehicles close to the election commission, the statement said. At least six people were wounded in the blast, Afghan officials said.

Reporting by Ahmed Tolba; Writing by Aidan Lewis; Editing by Alison Williams

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