A sticky bomb, attached to a police vehicle ripped through Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s rally in the Parwan province, officals said.
According to a TOLO news report, the blast killed at least 24 people and injured another 30. The report said that the bomb went off as President Ghani started addressing the rally in the city of Charlkar.
The president’s campaign spokesman Hamed Aziz said that Ghani was there and is safe and unharmed. Aziz said he would provide more details later.
Wahida Shahkar, spokeswoman for the provincial governor in Parwan, says the explosion happened while the rally was underway on Tuesday, 17 September at the entrance to the venue.
The bomb was reportedly attached to a security vehicle.
No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.
According to the Associated Press, militant attacks have continued ahead of the country’s presidential elections later this month.
(with inputs from AP and TOLO News.)