Militants attack Afghan election office in Kabul

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The Independent Election Commission headquarters in Kabul are heavily fortified.
Taliban insurgents attacked the Kabul headquarters of the Afghanistan\’s independent election commission (IEC) headquarters on Saturday, the latest in a spate of attacks ahead of next week\’s presidential vote.
Gunmen broke into a nearby building, disguised as women, and fired at the election commission with automatic weapons.
Afghan special forces have killed three of the four attackers, police say.
The attack comes a week before presidential elections which the Taliban have vowed to disrupt.
There was no immediate information about casualties.
Dozens of employees, who had been inside the IEC compound at the time of the attack, took cover in the basement, AP reports.
The assault is the latest in a series of attacks that the Taliban has promised to deliver in a campaign of violence to disrupt the presidential election next week.
Source: Agencies

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