Afghanistan : Deadly bomb attack hits election rally

sangar publication

 - 17 Sep, 2019 at 12:23 pm

Sangar News

A suicide bomb attack at an election rally in Afghanistan has killed at least 24 people.
The meeting in Parwan province, north of the capital Kabul, was about to be addressed by President Ashraf Ghani.
Another blast in central Kabul, near the US embassy, has killed at least three people.
The Taliban said it was behind both attacks. The group has continued a concerted bombing campaign while at the same time taking part in peace talks.
But US President Donald Trump described the negotiations with the group as “dead” earlier this month.
The Taliban refuses to talk to the Afghan government and has vowed to disrupt the presidential election in the country on 28 September.
What is known about the explosions?
Thirty-one people are reported to have been injured in the election rally blast in Charikar, the capital of Parwan province.
Children were among the casualties, medical staff said. The bomber, on a motorbike, triggered the blast at a checkpoint at the venue.
Mr Ghani, who hopes for a second five-year term, was not hurt.
Details about the Kabul blast are still emerging. It was near the busy Massood Square, the site of government ministries and Nato compounds.
The Taliban is estimated to be openly active across 70% of Afghanistan