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Kabul attack underscores security issues ahead of Afghan elections

A burned-out car and crowds in the street where the bombing took place
The site of this weekend's suicide bombing in Kabul. Photo: Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images

The terror group ISIS has claimed responsibility for the April 22 attack on a voter registration site in Kabul, Afghanistan, that killed more than 60 people. The tragedy followed four other election-related attacks, including the abduction of three election workers in the central province of Ghor, over the past week.

Why it matters: Violent attacks by both ISIS and the Taliban underscore the security challenges facing Afghanistan as it prepares to hold parliamentary elections in October.