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Another attack on voter registration center leaves eight troops dead

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AT-KABUL: In yet another attack against a voter registration center in Badghis province, at least eight soldiers have been killed and three other received injuries, a provincial source said on Wednesday.

The Provincial Council Head, Abdul Aziz Big said the Taliban insurgents attacked the center in the Laman area in Qala-e-Naw, the center of Badghis province, in which troops received causalities.

The attacked occurred on Tuesday night by fighters loyal to the Taliban insurgents who have already opposed the upcoming parliamentary and district council election.

According to Big, the registration center has been destroyed, and the insurgents targeted Afghan National Army soldiers who were there to maintain security of the registration center.

Targeting voter registration center is not something new. There were also fatalities among security forces in previous similar attack against voter centers in the same province.

The voter registration centers have frequently attacked by the militants after announcement of parliamentary and council district elections—and the deadliest one was Kabul attack in which 69 killed and over 100 others received injuries.

Daesh bomber targeted hundreds of civilians who were queuing to receive national identification cards to vote in legislative elections scheduled for 20 October.