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Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah escapes bombing attack

IANS | Last Updated: Friday, June 6, 2014 - 15:18

Kabul: Afghan presidential candidate Dr. Abdullah Abdullah Friday escaped unhurt twin-bomb blasts in Afghanistan`s capital city Kabul, media reported.

"Following a political gathering, our vehicle was struck by a mine. None of our team members in the vehicle was hurt in the explosion," Xinhua quoted Abdullah as saying.

The blasts occurred at around 12:10 p.m., shortly after a political rally ended in Ariana restaurant in western Kabul.

The meeting was attended by several political leaders and hundreds of their supporters.

However, Abdullah, a former foreign minister, said several of his bodyguards were injured in the first blast, adding that none of the injured received life-threading wounds.

The attack took place as Afghanistan is preparing for the presidential runoff between Abdullah and his rival Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzi to be held on June 14.

First Published: Friday, June 6, 2014 - 14:31
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