Skip to comments.Afghan presidential frontrunner escapes bomb attack
Posted on 06/06/2014 10:56:01 AM PDT by KeyLargo
Afghan presidential frontrunner escapes bomb attack
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Two blasts struck the convoy of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah as it left a campaign event at a wedding hall in the capital Kabul on Friday, killing at least six people but leaving the candidate himself unharmed, the Interior Ministry said.
Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi told CBS News' Mukhtar Ahmad that 22 more people were wounded in the attack, which saw a suicide bomber detonate his explosives followed by a roadside bomb blast.
In a televised statement shortly after the attack, Abdullah, the presidential front runner and former Foreign Minister, said he had not been harmed but that his security guards had been wounded.
"Obama: "Absolutely" Possible Released Taliban Prisoners Will Return to Terrorism
"PRESIDENT OBAMA: In terms of potential threats, the release of the Taliban who were being held in Guantanamo was conditioned on the Qataris keeping eyes on them and creating structure in which we can monitor their activities. We will be keeping eyes on them. Is there the possibility of some of them trying to return to activities that are detrimental to us? Absolutely. That's been true of all the prisoners that were released from Guantanamo. There is a certain rate that takes place."
Now that Barry has empowered the Taliban, look for assassinations left, right and center.