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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……

Iraq blast was assassination attempt says official

Iraqi Major General Qassim Atta on Friday said an explosion near parliament was a botched attempt to kill the prime minister, after an official termed it an attempt on the parliament speaker’s life. At least one person was killed and two wounded in the blast near theIraqi parliament building on Monday, the…

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