26 killed in suicide attack in Afghanistan

26 killed in suicide attack in Afghanistan during President Ashraf Ghani rally
26 killed in suicide attack in Afghanistan during President Ashraf Ghani rally

At least 26 people were killed and 42 wounded during a suicide attack at Parwan near the campaign rally of President Ashraf Ghani in northern Aghanistan on Tuesday. As per reports, M Ghani was inside the fortified compound at least a half-mile from the spot where the blast took place. The incident took place near a police training center. The suicide bomber was on a motorcycle, which detonated the bomb at around 11:40 am while people were lining up to undergo security check at the entry gate to the compound.

Earlier, the President arrived by a helicopter. Ghani had been campaigning by the video conference ahead of the Presidential elections, which is to be held on September 28. He made a short trip to nearby Parwan for a rally. Meanwhile, the Taliban group has claimed responsibility of the Parwan attack and for facilitating the separate bombing outside the Ministry of Defense in Kabul.

-PTC News