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Blast Kills 2 Afghan Women on Election Workers' Bus

Two Afghan women were killed, and at least 11 more people were wounded Saturday morning when a bomb ripped through a bus carrying women working as election registration workers in the eastern city of Jalalabad. A 5-year-old girl was among the wounded. It was the most serious attack to date on Afghan election workers who are seeking to register millions of people across the country for September’s elections. A Taliban spokesman immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in a phone call to Reuters, saying the Taliban had warned people not to take part in an election process intended to strengthen the American-backed government. The bomb appears to have been planted inside the rented minibus and may have been set off by the driver himself, who parked the vehicle outside a military base seconds before the explosion. Afghan soldiers cordoned off the area immediately and caught the driver, who is now under arrest, said the deputy governor of the province, Dr. Asef, who only uses one name. Full Story

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