Afghan Election Front-Runner Abdullah Escapes Assassination Attempt

June 6, 2014 10:18 AM

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Kabul: Afghan presidential election front-runner Abdullah Abdullah said he had escaped an assassination attempt on Friday when an explosion hit his campaign motorcade in Kabul, just days ahead of a hotly-contested run-off election.

"A few minutes ago, when we left a campaign rally our convoy was hit by a mine," he told another election rally in quotes broadcast on Afghan television. He added that some of his guards were mildly wounded, while he was unhurt.

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