April 02, 2014

Kabul suicide attack latest in Afghan pre-election violence

By Michèle Flournoy

Source: PBS NewsHour

Journalist(s) ANYA VAN WAGTENDONK

A suicide attack in Kabul killed at least seven people including the bomber Wednesday, three days out from Afghanistan’s presidential election.

Local officials said a bomber, clad in a military uniform, was attempting to enter the Interior Ministry compound when he detonated his devices, killing at least six policemen. The Taliban claimed responsibility moments later.

The attack is part of a wave of Taliban-led violence in advance of Afghanistan’s April 5 presidential election, including attacks on campaign workers and election officials, and an assault on a Kabul hotel that left nine people, including four foreigners and two children, dead.

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  • Michèle Flournoy

    Chief Executive Officer, CNAS

    Michèle Flournoy is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).  She served as the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy from Febr...