September 28, 2019 / 4:29 AM / 19 days ago

Explosion occurs near polling station in Afghan city of Kandahar

KABUL (Reuters) - An explosion occurred near a polling station in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Saturday just an hour after voters began queuing to cast their vote to elect a new president.

A senior provincial government official said three people were injured by the blast.

No militant group claimed responsibility for the blast.

Reporting by Sarwar Amani in Kandahar, Abdul Qadir Sediqi; editing by Christian Schmollinger

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