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Taliban Claims Responsibility For Afghan Attack

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The Taliban is claiming responsibility for a bombing in Afghanistan this morning that killed at least six police officers.

It's the latest wave of violence ahead of this weekend's Presidential election.

The Taliban suicide bomber wore a military uniform to blend in as he unleashed the deadly attack in the heart of the capital.

Authorities say the man made it through several checkpoints before setting off his explosives at the Interior Ministry compound.

The assault comes on the last day of campaigning before Saturday's Presidential election.

This witness says - if this violence continues I don't think people can go to vote.

The election is intended to mark the first democratic transfer of power in Afghanistan's history - and the Taliban is determined to disrupt it.

A spokesman for the terror group claimed responsibility for Wednesday's blast within minutes and warned Afghans to stay away the polls because election workers will be targeted.

The country's Election Commission is urging residents to take part despite the risk.

This official says, 'prove to the world and your enemy we are not scared and we are ready to vote.'

Afghans are choosing a successor to President Hamid Karzai who has been in power since the US-led invasion in 2001 drove the Taliban out.

Afghanistan's constitution prevents Karzai from seeking a third term in office