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Taliban attacks kill 48, Afghan leader unhurt as bomber targets election rally

Taliban attacks kill 48, Afghan leader unhurt as bomber targets election rally

17/09/2019 10:07:00 PM

Taliban attacks kill 48, Afghan leader unhurt as bomber targets election rally

As elections loom, Taliban suicide bombers kill 48 people in two separate attacks in Afghanistan .

Key points:Most of the victims appeared to be civilians, officials sayThe Taliban said all election rallies were their"military target"Afghanistan is going to the polls at the end of the monthThe attacks happened 11 days before Afghanistan's presidential election, which Taliban commanders have vowed to violently disrupt, and follow

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the collapse of peace talks between the United States and the insurgent group.Mr Ghani, who is seeking a second five-year term on September 28, was due to address a rally in Charikar, the capital of central Parwan province, when a suicide bomber attacked the gathering.

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