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Election Headquarters in Kabul attacked

Date of Occurrence: Location: Event: Fatalities: Injuries/Displaced:

Three militants, dressed in burqas,  launched an attack on  the Independent Election Commission shortly before a scheduled press conference using rocket-propelled grenades from a nearby house shortly before 1:00 pm local time.  They were unable to move further into the compound.  All staff were moved to bunkers and safe houses.

Sources:

VOA News

New York Times

Offices of US-Based Charity Attacked in Kabul

Date of Occurrence: March 28, 2014 Location: Kabul Afghanistan Event: Suicide Bombing Fatalities: 1 Injuries/Displaced: Unknown

Roots of Peace Offices were attacked in a Kabul neighborhood by a suicide bomber and four gunmen.  All Roots of Peace staff were able to flee during the attack.  An Afghan child was killed in the crossfire during the three-hour standoff.

Roots of Peace focuses on agricultural development, clearing minefields and converting to agricultural use.

Source

ABC News

Washington Post

AlJazeera

Coordinated Attacks in Kabul Targets Election Office, Government Bank

Date of Occurrence: March 25, 2014 Location: Kabul, Afghanistan Event: Bombing and Gun Battle, Bombing Fatalities: 9 Injuries/Displaced: 4

The Taliban used a coordinated attack of a car bomb and gunmen to attack an election office in Kabul.  The suicide bomber detonated a vehicle bomb at the gate of an Independent Election Commission building, followed by several gunman entering the area.  Four people died  during the assault with dozens being trapped inside the building during the four hour standoff.  Those killed included an election worker, a policeman and a civilian.

In a separate incident, three bombers attacked a government-owned Kabul bank in the Kunar province where five people died.

Afghan capital on high alert with upcoming presidential election (AP)

Source:

New York Times

AlJazeera 

BBC News