IN PICTURES | Massive Islamic State suicide bomb attack at Kabul voter registration centre leaves over 50 dead

Published: 22nd April 2018 04:55 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd April 2018 09:07 PM  

Blood-stained national ID papers of a woman and voters' photos are seen on the ground outside a voter registration center, after a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, April 22, 2018. Gen. Daud Amin, the Kabul police chief, said the suicide bomber targeted civilians who had gathered to receive national identification cards. (AP)
The assaults underscore growing concerns about security in the lead-up to legislative elections scheduled for October 20, which are seen as a test-run for next year's presidential poll. IN PIC: An Afghan man shows the ID paper of his relative outside a voter registration center which was attacked by a suicide bomber in Kabul, Sunday. (AP)
The centre in the heavily Shiite-populated neighbourhood in the west of the city was also being used by people to register for national identification certificates, which they need to sign up to vote. IN PIC: Blood-stained National ID papers and voters' photos are seen on the ground outside a voter registration center, in Kabul. (AP)
Angry crowds shouted 'Death to the government!' and 'Death to the Taliban!' There was no immediate claim of responsibility. IN PIC: Afghans search ID papers and photos of their relatives on the ground at the voter registration centre. (AP)
A security person collects evidence at the site of a suicide attack outside a voter registration center in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP)
A wounded woman is carried on a stretcher to a hospital after a deadly suicide attack on a voter registration center in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday. (AP)
Afghanistan began registering voters on April 14 for the long-delayed legislative elections. IN PIC: An Afghan police officer stands outside the voter registration center. (AP)
Over the next two months, authorities hope to register up to 14 million adults at more than 7,000 polling centres for the parliamentary and district council elections. IN PIC: Afghans are seen through shattered windows of a voter registration center. (AP)
Officials have been pushing people to register amid fears a low turnout will undermine the credibility of the polls. IN PIC: Women cry in a hospital after they lost their children in the suicide attack. (AP)
A relative of a victim cries outside a voter registration center which was attacked by a suicide bomber in Kabul. (AP)
A woman cries at a hospital after she lost her son in a suicide attack on Kabul a voter registration center. (AP)
A wounded man, who lost his two daughters, lies on a bed while crying in a hospital. (AP)
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