Mon, 01 Jun 2020

A suicide bomber killed at least 24 people outside a campaign rally for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday, less than two weeks ahead of elections which the Taliban have vowed to disrupt.

The toll emerged as a second blast rocked central Kabul near the US embassy, the latest to hit the Afghan capital, with an interior ministry official stating he would give more details later.

Trump's declaration that the talks were "dead" spurred the Taliban to declare last week that the only other option was more fighting.

Presidential elections are scheduled to take place on September 28 with fears mounting that polling booths and rallies will continue to be targeted by insurgents.

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