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Afghan election presidential election front-runner Abdullah Abdullah escapes assassination attempt

Afghan presidential election front-runner Abdullah Abdullah said he had escaped an assassination attempt 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……

Afghanistan prepares for tense runoff vote to determine next president

Afghanistan is due to announce the results of its first-round presidential elections on Wednesday, with former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah and ex-World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani set to go through to a run-off vote. Full results from the April 5 election were released late last month, but the final declaration…

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