Bombs go off as Afghan presidential election begins

Bombs go off as Afghan presidential election begins

Bombs go off as Afghan presidential election begins

Written by Reuters

28 Sep, 2019 | 6:35 pm

REUTERS:- At least five bombs went off in Afghanistan’s eastern city of Jalalabad on Saturday (September 28) killing one and wounding several others, media reports said, as presidential elections got underway across the country. Video obtained by Reuters showed people running to help the injured as bystanders looked on.

Fourteen candidates are registered but the race will likely come down to incumbent President Ashraf Ghani and his former deputy Abdullah Abdullah. The winner will play a crucial role in the country’s quest to end the war with the Taliban and the resumption of talks between the insurgents and the United States that were called off earlier this month.

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