Official: Bombs strike Afghan candidate convoy

Associated Press Published:

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Afghan Interior Ministry says a suicide bomber and a roadside bomb struck the convoy of presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah as it left a campaign event at a wedding hall in the capital Kabul, killing four civilians but leaving the candidate himself unharmed.

Ministry spokesman Siddiq Siddiqui said no one from Abdullah's entourage was wounded in the attack.

In a televised statement shortly after the attack Abdullah said he had not been harmed but that his security guards had been wounded.

An AP reporter and a police officer at the scene of the blast said many people were wounded. The interior ministry spokesman said the toll was likely to rise.

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