Afghanistan: Blast in President Ghani's election rally; several reportedly killed

WION Web Team
Kabul Published: Sep 17, 2019, 01:49 PM(IST)

Representative image of a blast. Photograph:( Reuters )

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According to the source, the explosion was caused by a magnetic bomb planted on a car

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's election rally was hit by a powerful blast in the country's central Parwan province on Tuesday, a security source confirmed to Sputnik.

Around 24 people are reported to have been killed in the incident, while 31 others were injured, reports said.

According to the source, the explosion was caused by a magnetic bomb planted in a car.

The twice-delayed Afghan presidential election is scheduled for September 28. The Taliban movement, which has been fighting the government for years, has threatened to disrupt the process.

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