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14 killed in bombing at voter registration center in Afghanistan

At least 14 people were killed and 33 wounded when a bomb went off inside a mosque in eastern Afghanistan, officials said Sunday.

In October, the country is set to hold its first election in four years, and the mosque was also being used as a voter registration center. Talib Mangal, spokesman for the provincial governor in Khost, told The Associated Press the explosion "happened while people were busy with prayers, meanwhile in [another] part of the mosque people had gathered to get their voter registration cards for the election."

A spokesman for the Taliban denied the group's involvement, although the militant organization and a local affiliate of the Islamic State have both previously targeted election activities. Last month, 60 people were killed when an ISIS suicide bomber attacked a voter registration center in Kabul.