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In a suicide bombing, similiar to the Pulwama attack, a busload of Revolutionary Guards were killed in the volatile southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan on Wednesday.
The victims included religious scholars from all over Afghanistan, invited by the Ulema Council to celebrate the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad on November 20.
The suicide bomber was on foot and had a suicide vest under his clothes when he entered Achakzai's campaign office, the spokesperson said.
The bombing happened when a group from the district of Achin came to Momandara district to block the main highway between the capital Jalalabad and the Torkham border with Pakistan.
A journalist and a cameraman working for local TV channel Tolo News TV also lost their lives and four reporters were wounded in the car bomb explosion.
The Islamists, forced out of the capital in 2011, are fighting to overthrow the internationally backed government.
Najibullah Kamawal, director of the health department in the eastern Nangarhar province, said another 65 people were wounded in Saturday's attack.
A suicide bombing outside a voter and ID registration centre in Kabul killed at least 57 people, and injured 112 people.
The assault underscores 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.
The attackers targeted the convoy of security forces on the Sariab road in the provincial capital Quetta, they said.
The Islamic State group issued a claim of responsibility, saying in an online statement that it had carried out the attack as the Egyptian army was preparing an assault on IS positions in Sinai.
Iran on Saturday condemned a suicide bombing near Islam's holiest site in Mecca and offered Saudi Arabia its assistance in tackling terrorism despite their severed ties.
There were mixed reports, with some local news agencies reporting there was a single shooter inside the Tehran complex and others saying there were three men.