Deadly blast targets Afghan presidents running mate

Deadly blast targets Afghan presidents running mate

KABUL: At least two people were killed and 25 others wounded on Sunday afterthe political office of the Afghan president’s running mate was hit bya large explosion and stormed by unknown attackers.

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Nasrat Rahimi, an interior ministry spokesman, said the attack targeted the Green Trend party headquarters in the Afghan capital, Kabul, but denied reports that vice presidential candidate Amrullah Saleh was wounded.

The Reuters news agency reported Saleh was hit by shrapnel before being safely evacuated from the office.

Photographs shared by a government official showed Saleh sitting in a garden with bloodstains on his right arm. He was surrounded by security guards.

Ferdous Faramarz, a spokesman for Kabul’s police chief, said the explosion was likely a suicide car bomb.

Health ministry spokesman Wahidullah Mayar said at least two people were killed and 25 wounded. (Agencies)

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