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Afghan official: Bomb, shooting attacks in Kabul kill three

Afghan official: Bomb, shooting attacks in Kabul kill three
Separate bombing and shooting attacks in Afghanistan's capital left at least three people dead Wednesday, including the head of an independent elections watchdog, officials said.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for either attack, but the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for multiple attacks in Kabul in recent months, including on educational institutions that killed 50 people, most of them students.ISIS has also claimed responsibility for last week's rocket attacks targeting the major U.Afghan official: Bomb, shooting attacks in Kabul kill three Afghans carry the coffin of Mohammad Yousuf Rasheed, executive director of the non-governmental Free and Fair Election Forum of Afghanistan, during his funeral ceremony, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Dec.Unknown gunmen shot and killed Mohammad Yousuf Rasheed, executive director of the non-governmental Free and Fair Election Forum of Afghanistan, said Ferdaws Faramarz, spokesman for Kabul's police chief.

The attacks are the latest amid relentless violence in the country even as Taliban and Afghan government negotiators hold talks in Qatar, trying to hammer out a peace deal that could put an end to decades of war.Violence in Afghanistan has spiked even during Taliban and Afghan government peace negotiations, which began in September.

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