KABUL: One person was killed and six others were injured after a suicide bomber blew himself up at a Afghanistan´s Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Monday.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which comes as thousands of ballot boxes from around the war-torn country are delivered to the IEC´s heavily fortified compound in Kabul following chaotic and deadly legislative elections.
Interior Ministry said that a police officer was killed when a militant exploded his suicide vest near a vehicle carrying IEC employees.
Four election workers and two other police officers were also wounded in the blast.
The attacker was “identified and gunned down by police before reaching his target”, Kabul police spokesman Basir Mujahid told reporters.
Millions of Afghans risked their lives to vote in the long-delayed elections that were held over two weekends.