Afghanistan: At least 30 killed and wounded in bomb blast
(Sourced from PTI)
An Afghan official said at least 30 people were "killed and wounded" in a bomb blast inside a mosque in eastern Khost province that was being used as a voter-registration center. Talib Mangal, a spokesman for the provincial governor, confirmed Sunday's attack and provided the approximate toll. Baser Bena, a spokesman for the provincial police chief, also confirmed the attack in the provincial capital.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but both the Taliban and a local Islamic State affiliate reject democratic elections and have targeted them in the past. IS is not known to have a presence in Khost but has expanded its footprint into other areas too. Last month, a suicide bomber attacked a voter registration center, killing 60 people and wounding over 130.