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Suicide bomber in Afghanistan targets election rally

A suicide bomber blew himself up at an election rally in Afghanistan´s eastern province of Nangarhar on Tuesday, killing at least seven people and wounding 25, officials said, warning that the toll was likely to climb.  Campaigning for the October 20 parliamentary election began on Friday and security officials have warned that campaign meetings would be vulnerable to attack by militant groups. Attaullah Khogyani, the spokesman of the provincial governor, said at least seven bodies had been taken to hospital, but other…

Death toll from Afghanistan blast rises to 68

KABUL: The death toll from a suicide bomb attack at a protest gathering in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar on Tuesday has risen to 68, with 165 wounded, a government official said. The suicide bomber set off explosives in a crowd of hundreds of people protesting on the main road to the border crossing into neighboring Pakistan. They were protesting against a police commander. The provincial governor’s spokesman, Attahullah Khogyani, issued a statement with a revised casualty total on Wednesday after earlier…

Suicide bomber attacks Kabul resistance leader commemorations

KABUL: A suicide bomber on a motorbike blew himself up near a convoy of gunmen commemorating the death anniversary of a famed resistance leader in Kabul on Sunday, wounding at least two people, officials said. The militant targeted the group of vehicles in the centre of the Afghan capital, Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai told AFP, adding there were no reports of fatalities. The interior ministry confirmed the casualty toll. But health ministry spokesman Waheed Majroh said one person had been killed and two…

Suicide bomber attacks NATO patrol in Afghanistan, kills three

KABUL: A suicide bomber killed three NATO service members on patrol in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said. A NATO Resolute Support mission service member, an American and two Afghan soldiers were wounded, the mission said. The attack is being investigated. Officials said the blast happened in the Khalazai area of Charikar, capital of Parwan province. Wahida Shahkar, spokeswoman for the Parwan provincial governor said the suicide bomber targeted foreign forces who were on a routine patrol. The…