On the 25 Mar 14 Taliban gunmen launched an attack using weapons and explosives against an office of the Afghan Election Committee in Kabul. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack and vowed to disrupt the presidential elections which are to be held on the 5 Apr 14.
On the 28 Mar 14 Taliban terrorists attacked a guest house in the Afghanistan capital, Kabul. The guest house is thought to be used by foreign nationals. The Taliban on the 28 Mar had put a statement out claiming they had attacked a guest house and a church, but according to open source material there are not any known churches in the area. A suicide bomber detonated a vehicle borne IED in front of the guest house, which was run by an American charity and known as ‘Roots of Peace’, allowing a number of Taliban terrorists to gain access. The spokesman for the Taliban who claimed responsibility also stated that attacks of this nature will continue. Within hours of this attack the Taliban launched another at the Headquarters of the Independent Election Commission.
Kashmir – Suspected militants in Indian army uniforms have killed one person and attacked an army camp in Indian-administered Kashmir. Three men stopped a vehicle in Kathua district and shot at the passengers, killing one of them. The men then drove off with the vehicle and attacked an army camp, where a gun battle with security forces followed. The 28 Mar 14 incident happened a day after the main opposition BJP leader and prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi visited Kathua - a garrison town bordering Pakistan - and addressed a campaign rally ahead of next month's general election. It was later reported that more incidents of this type occurred. These terrorist attacks will be a vain attempt to discourage people from voting and giving whoever is responsible a claim that the current administration lacks the ability to secure and protect those in these areas.