12 killed in bomb at­tack

Kuwait Times - - International -

KUNDUZ: A mo­tor­cy­cle car­ry­ing ex­plo­sives blew up among sup­port­ers of an Afghan election can­di­date yes­ter­day, killing at least 12 peo­ple, of­fi­cials said, in the lat­est at­tack on a po­lit­i­cal rally. Vi­o­lence re­lated to the par­lia­men­tary vote has killed or wounded hun­dreds of peo­ple in re­cent months and more mil­i­tant at­tacks are ex­pected ahead of Afghanistan’s Oc­to­ber 20 poll. An­other 32 peo­ple were wounded in the ex­plo­sion in the north­east­ern prov­ince of Takhar where par­lia­men­tary can­di­date Naz­ifa Youse­fibek had been cam­paign­ing, pro­vin­cial gov­er­nor spokesman Mo­ham­mad Jawad He­jri said. Am­bu­lances have been sent to the re­mote dis­trict of Rus­taq, but of­fi­cials also are seek­ing to air­lift the wounded to hos­pi­tals, He­jri added. Pro­vin­cial po­lice spokesman Khalil As­sir put the death toll slightly higher at 13. Youse­fibek was not hurt in the blast. —AFP

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