At least 14 dead in bombing at campaign rally in northern Afghanistan

  • Saturday 13, October 2018 in 3:21 PM
  • Security Humvees near a site attacked by Taliban – File photo
Sharjah 24 – Reuters: At least 14 people were killed when a bomb exploded on Saturday at a campaign rally in the northern Afghan province of Takhar, according to a provincial council member.
At least 16 others were wounded in the incident in Rostaq district, council member Azam Afzali said.
 
No group immediately claimed responsibility. However, the ‘Taliban’ has vowed to do anything to sabotage the parliamentary election set for October 20.
 
The bomb was placed in a motorbike and exploded as the candidate was preparing to deliver a speech to supporters, Afzali and another provincial council member, Abdul Mahbob, said.
 
There were conflicting casualty tolls, with Mahbob saying nine were killed and 40 wounded.
 
This is the third such attack to have taken place in recent days.