Afghanistan: At least 30 killed and wounded in bomb blast
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 group claimed responsibility for the attack
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.