KABUL - A suicide bomb attack at a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul has killed at least 57 people, officials say.
The dead include 21 women and five children, killed when the blast hit the queue outside. A further 119 people were injured.
The Islamic State group (IS) said it had carried out the attack.
Voter registration began this month for legislative elections which are due to take place in October.
IS's mouthpiece said a suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt had targeted the centre, which is in the Dashte Barchi area of western Kabul.
Dashte Barchi is heavily populated by members of Afghanistan's Shia Muslim minority, who have been targeted by IS for their religion in the past.
Children were standing in line with their parents waiting to register when the bomb went off on Sunday morning.
There were no immediate details of how the bomb was detonated by the attacker but the force of the blast also destroyed cars.
"I found myself covered in blood, with dead people - women and children - around me," Rasuli, 26, recalled when he spoke to AFP news agency from his hospital bed in the city.(FA)