Suicide bomber targets Afghan election official in Kabul: Police

Afghan security forces inspect the scene of a suicide bomb attack at Kart-e-Naw in Kabul on Nov 28, 2015.
Afghan security forces inspect the scene of a suicide bomb attack at Kart-e-Naw in Kabul on Nov 28, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

KABUL (REUTERS) - A suicide bomber targeted a senior member of Afghanistan's election commission during the morning rush hour in the capital Kabul on Saturday (Nov 28), killing his driver and wounding several passersby.

Abdul Rahman Rodwal, regional director at the country's Independent Election Commission, survived the attack in the Shah Shaheed area of eastern Kabul, police said.

No group has claimed responsibility but Taleban insurgents who are fighting to topple the foreign-backed Kabul government frequently carry out suicide and roadside bombings across the country.

Saturday's (Nov 28) incident comes after a lull of more than a month in Taleban attacks in heavily-guarded Kabul following a series of bombings in the city in August.