Afghanistan: Twelve dead in attempted presidential assassination
Free elections? Allah forbid!
The death toll from two explosions targeting Afghan presidential front-runner Abdullah Abdullah has doubled, with at least 12 confirmed dead.
Abdullah survived the assassination attempt on Friday when the blasts, including a suicide bombing, targeted his campaign motorcade in Kabul ahead of next week’s hotly contested run-off election.
It was the second attack on Abdullah during Afghanistan’s fractious election season, which has seen an uptick in violence with Taliban militants threatening to disrupt the polls.