Deadly bomb hits Afghan president’s campaign rally

Afghan police inspect the site of a suicide attack, in Parwan province of Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. The Taliban suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a campaign rally by President Ashraf Ghani in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at over 20 people and wounding over 30. Ghani was present at the venue but was unharmed, according to his campaign chief. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

A bomb blast killed at least 24 people at a campaign rally for Afghanistan’s president, Ashraf Ghani, on Tuesday. At least 31 other people were wounded.

Ghani was inside a building when a suicide bomber on a motorcycle detonated the bomb outside.

Ghani has been campaigning in his re-election bid mostly by video conference ahead of the Sept. 28 vote, which is taking place under threat of attacks by Taliban insurgents.

The Taliban has vowed to disrupt the vote.

Hours after the blast at the rally, another blast hit near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul.

Few details on the second explosion were immediately available, and no group claimed responsibility for either blast.

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