Print Edition - 2018-10-03  |  World News Digest

At least 13 dead in suicide attack on Afghanistan election rally

- AGENCIES, JALALABAD

Oct 3, 2018-

At least 13 people were killed in a suicide attack on an Afghan election campaign rally on Tuesday, officials said, in the latest violence ahead of this month’s legislative vote. The attack is the first suicide assault since campaigning officially kicked off last Friday for the parliamentary elections, preparations for which have already been marred by bloody violence. More than 40 people were wounded when the militant blew himself up among supporters of candidate Abdul Nasir Mohmmand in the Kama district of the eastern province of Nangarhar, provincial governor spokesman Ataullah Khogyani said. Mohmmand was alive, Khogyani confirmed, but he did not say if the candidate had been hurt in the blast.

Published: 03-10-2018 08:29

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