20 May 2004 -- A remote-controlled bomb exploded today in southeastern Afghanistan as a vehicle carrying government workers passed by. Officials said the blast injured at least four people.
At first reports said that the victims were election workers. But UN officials helping Afghans prepare for elections in September said that the passengers were employees of the government's Central Statistics Office.
In another incident, UN spokesman David Singh said that an improvised bomb was uncovered in a girls school being used as a voter registration center in Puli Alam, 60 kilometers south of Kabul.
Afghan and UN officials are working to register voters for the elections. Some 2 million of an estimated 10 million eligible Afghans have signed up so far.