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Authorities: Separate attacks in Afghanistan kill 48

 

September 18, 2019

Rahmat Gul • Associated Press

A Taliban suicide bomber struck a rally held by President Ashraf Ghani in Parwan Province, one of two suicide attacks Tuesday.

KABUL, Afghanistan - Separate attacks by suicide bombers - one targeting President Ashraf Ghani's election rally and a second that ripped through the center of the Afghan capital - killed at least 48 people and wounded scores more Tuesday in the deadliest single day since a peace agreement with Taliban insurgents was declared dead.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for both blasts, saying an explosives-laden motorcycle targeted Ghani's election rally being held on the outskirts of Charakar in northern Parwan province. Ghani was present but unhurt, his campaign chief said. In that explosion, 26 people were killed, according to Nasrat Rahimi, spokesman for the Interior Ministry. Four among the dead were Afghan military personnel, he said. Another 42 people were wounded, many of them women and children.

http://www.startribune.com/bombing-hits-afghan-president-s-rally-in-northern-province/560554972/

 

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