At least 26 people have been killed and 40 wounded after a suicide blast outside a campaign rally being held by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in central Parwan province on Tuesday, a hospital official said.
The suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden motorcycle into the entrance of the venue hosting Ghani’s rally. Taliban have claimed the responsibility of terror attack.
As per details, the suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden motorcycle into the entrance of the venue hosting Ghani’s rally.
“The toll includes women and children,” Parwan hospital director Dr Abdul Qasim Sangin told AFP. Interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said the bomber had been on a motorbike and had detonated at the first checkpoint leading to the rally. Ghani was unhurt.
Ghani was present at the time of the explosion but is safe and unharmed, his campaign spokesman, Hamed Aziz, was quoted as saying by The Associated Press news agency. Wahida Shahkar, spokeswoman for the provincial governor in Parwan, said the explosion happened at the entrance of the venue hosting the rally.
Across Afghanistan, attacks have continued as the country prepares for a presidential election later this month.
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27 September, 2019