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Afghanistan Two Killed At Voter Registration Site

Two Killed In Blast At Voter Registration Site In Afghanistan, UN Envoy ‘Outraged’

Two people at a voter registration site in eastern Afghanistan were killed in a bomb blast today, prompting the top United Nations envoy in the country to voice his anger at the attack.

A spokesman for the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan

(UNAMA) said Special Representative Jean Arnault was “outraged” at the killing of one Afghan staff member of the Secretariat of the Joint Electoral Management Body (JEMB) and another individual, possibly a voter registrant.

“He condemns in the strongest terms this callous attack, which was carried out on a registration site located in a mosque,” said Manoel de Almeida e Silva. “The Special Representative conveys his condolences and expresses his sympathy to the families, friends and colleagues of the deceased. He wishes a swift recovery to those wounded.”

According to preliminary reports, an explosive device went off at 8 a.m. local time in a registration site in Belal Kheil village, Andar District, Ghazni. The two JEMB staff members reported as being seriously injured were medically evacuated by UN helicopter to the Bagram military hospital. The five other JEMB staff members who suffered lesser injuries were being treated locally.

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