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Afghanistan poll rally blast: Death toll rises to 22

ANI  |  Kabul [Afghanistan] 

The death toll in Saturday's election rally explosion in Afghanistan's province has risen to 22.

The latest death toll was confirmed by Mohammad Jawad Hijri, TOLOnews reported.

Earlier, 12 people died and 32 others were injured after a motorcycle bomb went off during the campaign rally of an member, Nazifa Beg, in Rustaq district of the province.

Two security personnel were among those killed in the blast, according to the

In a statement, Afghan condemned the attack, saying that "the enemies of Afghans cannot weaken the will of the nation for the success of the democratic process of elections".

Ahead of the in the war-torn country scheduled for October 20, there has been a spurt in election violence in different parts of the country. Saturday's explosion was the third such attack targeting a campaign rally.

On October 9, eight people, including a parliamentary candidate, died in a suicide attack at a campaign office in province. In Nangarhar, 14 people were killed in an election rally blast on October 3.

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First Published: Sun, October 14 2018. 07:11 IST