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Explosion kills 10 election workers in Samangan province

By Ghanizada - Sun Jun 15 2014, 9:26 am

election workers killedAt least eleven people including ten election commission workers were killed following an explosion in northern Samangan province.

According to local government officials, the incident took place in Aibak city late Saturday after the vehicle of the election commission workers struck with an improvised explosive device (IED).

Provincial security chief, Gen. Mohammad Akram Baig, said at least four women and a child were also among those killed following the blast.

Gen. Baig further added that at least three others were also injured following the explosion.

He said the incident took place while the election commission officials were returning from the polling station.

No group including the Taliban militants has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.

Taliban militants frequently use improvised explosive device (IED) as the weapon of their choice to target Afghan and coalition security forces which normally leads to civilian casualties.

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