Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
Suicide bomb attack at election rally kills more than 30 in Afghanistan
September 17th, 2019 at 6:50 pm
Suicide bomb attack at election rally kills more than 30 in Afghanistan

International desk – More than 30 people have been killed after bombs exploded, including one at an election rally, in Afghanistan media reports said quoting officials.

A suicide bomb attack was carried out at the rally, organized in Parwan province, north of the capital Kabul, was scheduled to be addressed by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

Ghani, who hopes for a second five-year term as president, was unhurt.  

The other blast occurred in central Kabul, near the US embassy.

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, according to BBC.

The first attack in Charikar, the capital of Parwan province, left 31 people killed. Medical officials said children were among the dead.

Officials said the bomber, who was on a motorbike, triggered the blast at a checkpoint of the venue of the electioneering.

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