India joins United Nations in condemning terror attacks in Afghanistan

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Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majro said another 112 people were wounded in Sunday's attack in Kabul, updating an earlier toll. Police blocked all roads to the blast site, with only ambulances allowed in. TV stations broadcast live footage of hundreds of distraught locals gathered at hospitals seeking word about loved ones. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and the United Nations mission in the country strongly condemned the attack, for which the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has claimed responsibility.

The first of Monday's near-simultaneous attacks in western Badghis province hit army units in the district of Ab Kamari, killing nine soldiers, said Ghulam Sarwar Haidari, the deputy provincial police chief.

The Taliban routinely target security forces and government officials with roadside bombs, which often end up killing civilians.

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Last Tuesday, gunmen attacked a voter registration centre in the central province of Ghor, kidnapping three election workers and two policemen.

Among the victims of the attack, which the terrorist Daesh group claimed responsibility, were 21 women and five children.

Some worry that the attack could lead the public - who are already concerned for safety at polling stations and tired of voting because of past fraudulent elections - to not turn out in October.

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In January, more than a hundred people were killed when an ambulance vehicle bomb was detonated outside the country's former interior ministry building in Kabul.

Afghanistan began registering voters on April 14 for the long-delayed legislative elections.

General John Nicholson, the top U.S. and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation commander in Afghanistan, told Tolo TV last month that he expected the Taliban to carry out more suicide attacks this fighting season.

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"I was lined up with my family members to process the voting registration and suddenly saw a chaos after a huge blast", Bilal Amiri told Guardian.

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