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Kabul: Bomb Blast Kills Three in Afghanistan

Kabul (March 19, 2018): At least three people killed and eight injured in a bomb explosion in Afghanistan outside a political rally, the blast is still unclaimed, officials said.

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The spokesman for the provincial governor Attahullah Khogyani said that, “Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the former commander, was not hurt in the blast that came 10 minutes after his rally ended, in the eastern city of Jalalabad, as people were leaving the site.”

Hekmatyar, a major figure in Afghanistan´s decades of conflict who served as prime minister for a period during civil war in the 1990s, was in recent years allied with the Taliban.

He returned to Kabul last year under a peace deal with the government, as head of his powerful Hizb-i-Islami party.

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