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Basir Mujahid: Explosives Vest and Kabul Police

basir mujahid: The Taliban denied involvement, according to CBC. Atta Mohammad Noor, governor of the northern province of Balkh and a leader of the mainly ethnic Tajik Jamiat-i-Islami party, was not at the meeting at the time of the attack, members of the party said. Islamic State claimed responsibility, according to Amaq, its official news agency. Political tensions are rising as politicians have begun jockeying for position ahead of presidential elections expected in 2019 and thousands of civilians have been killed in attacks this year. The attacker triggered his explosives vest before he could get any further, Kabul police chief Basir Mujahid told Reuters. The bomber approached the hotel hosting the gathering on foot but was spotted by a police official, Sayed Basam Padshah, as he neared a security checkpoint, an interior ministry spokesman said. ( As reported in the news.