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12 killed, 32 injured in blast at Afghan election rally

ANI  |  Takhar [Afghanistan] 

At least 12 people were killed and 32 injured in an explosion at an election rally in of on Saturday.

A motorcycle bomb went off during the campaign rally of the Nazifa Beg, a candidate from district, reported Tolo News.

Last week, at least 10 people including a parliamentary candidate were killed and 10 were wounded in a suicide bombing inside a campaign office in the province.

In July, the (IEC) of had announced that the in will be held on October 20 and the will be held on April 20 next year.

Around 2,500 candidates are running for 249 parliamentary seats.

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First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 17:03 IST