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Blast kills 24 near Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani's election rally

"Women and children are among them and most of the victims seem to be the civilians. Ambulances are still operating, and the number of casualties may rise," an official said.

Blast kills 24 near Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani's election rally
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KABUL: A blast killed 24 people and injured 31 others near an election rally held by Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani in central Parwan province on Tuesday, a health official said.

"Women and children are among them and most of the victims seem to be the civilians. Ambulances are still operating, and the number of casualties may rise," said Abdul Qasim Sangin, head of the provincial hospital