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Taliban Attack on Campaign Rally of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

Afghan President Ghani is reported ‘safe and sound’ as blast kills dozens at campaign rally in Parwan Province of Afghanistan. The blast killed 26 people and wounded 42, said Nasrat Rahimi, spokesman for the interior ministry.

The attack has happened just 11 days before Afghanistan’s presidential election, which Taliban commanders have guaranteed to violently interrupt, and follow collapsed peace talks between the United States and the insurgent group. It is also a message from the Taliban that they don’t want to see elections, scheduled at the end of this month.

Analysts were predicting that Taliban will launch a war on  massive scale after cancelation of Peace talks by Donald Trump.Ashraf Ghani, who is seeking a second five-year term in voting on Sept. 28, was due to address a rally in Charikar, the capital of central Parwan province when a suicide bomber on Motorbike attacked the gathering.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s attack in Charikar, the capital of Parwan province, north of Kabul.

‘’The Taliban also said it was behind a second attack in which a suicide bomber detonated a device in Kabul, in an area near the U.S. Embassy and other official buildings. At least 22 people died and dozens were injured in the blast around 1 p.m. local time,’’ the Afghan Interior Ministry said.

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