Election rally bombed

Wales On Sunday - - NEWS -

AT least 13 peo­ple, in­clud­ing civil­ians and se­cu­rity forces, have been killed in a bomb­ing at an election rally in north-east­ern Afghanistan.

Khalil Aser, spokesman for the pro­vin­cial po­lice chief in Takhar prov­ince, says 32 oth­ers were wounded when a bomb-laden mo­tor­bike parked near the rally in Rus­taq dis­trict det­o­nated. The at­tack took place be­fore Nazefa Yu­soufi Beg, a fe­male can­di­date for the Oc­to­ber 20 election, ar­rived at the rally.

It was not the first at­tack on a cam­paign in the coun­try’s elec­tions. Last week, a can­di­date was killed in south­ern Hel­mand prov­ince.

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