Deadly attacks on Afghan voting centres diminish hope for change

The series of attacks have further dampened hopes for a brighter future and an end to the country's prolonged conflict.

    Dozens of people have been killed in Afghanistan over the past week as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group and the Taliban try to derail upcoming elections.

    At least 60 people died in an ISIL suicide bombing at a voter registration centre in Kabul on Sunday. In Badghis province, six army officers protecting a registration centre were killed by the Taliban and another centre was burned down on Monday night.

    The attacks have further dampened hopes for a brighter future and an end to the country's prolonged, devastating conflict.

     

    Al Jazeera's Charlotte Bellis reports.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Why America's Russia hysteria is dangerous

    Why America's Russia hysteria is dangerous

    The US exaggerating and obsessing about foreign threats seems quite similar to what is happening in Russia.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months