22 April 2018 Kabul suicide bombing

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22 April 2018 Kabul suicide bombing
Part of the War in Afghanistan
Blast site is located in Kabul
Blast site
Blast site
Blast site (Kabul)
Blast site is located in Afghanistan
Blast site
Blast site
Blast site (Afghanistan)
LocationKabul, Afghanistan
Coordinates34°31′06″N 69°07′37″E / 34.51833°N 69.12694°E / 34.51833; 69.12694Coordinates: 34°31′06″N 69°07′37″E / 34.51833°N 69.12694°E / 34.51833; 69.12694
DateApril 22, 2018
10 a.m. (UTC+4:30)
TargetShia Hazaras
Attack type
Suicide bombing
WeaponsSuicide vest
PerpetratorsIslamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan Province

On 22 April 2018, a suicide bombing killed 69 people and wounded dozens more Sunday at a voter registration center in Koche Mahtab Qala, in the Hazara-majority Dashte Barchi area of western Kabul, Afghanistan.[1][2] In addition to the fatalities, at least 120 others were injured in the attack.[3][4]


ISIL's Afghan branch claimed responsibility for the attack through Amaq News Agency, saying it had targeted Shia Hazara.[5]

Internationally, the attack was condemned by nations including the U.S.,[6] and organizations including the United Nations.[7]

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  1. ^ Fedschun, Travis (2018-04-22). "ISIS suicide bombing at Afghanistan voter registration center kills 57". Fox News. Retrieved 2018-05-15.
  2. ^ "Islamic State suicide bomber kills 57 in Afghan capital". AP News. Retrieved 2018-05-15.
  3. ^ Popalzai, Ehsan; Tawfeeq, Mohammed; Cullinane, Susannah. "Suicide blast hits Afghan voter registration center, killing dozens". CNN. Retrieved 2018-04-22.
  4. ^ "Death toll from Kabul attack soars to 69". www.pajhwok.com. Retrieved 2018-04-23.
  5. ^ "Afghan voter centre blast kills dozens". BBC News. 2018-04-22. Retrieved 2018-04-22.
  6. ^ "Suicide bomber strikes voter registration center, kills 57 in Afghan capital". Retrieved 2018-05-15.
  7. ^ "The Latest: UN chief condemns attack on Afghan vote center". Archived from the original on 2018-05-16. Retrieved 2018-05-15.