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Taliban gunmen storm election office near Afghan presidential candidate’s home

KABUL (Reuters) – Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked an election commission office beside the home of Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday and engaged in a lengthy gun battle with Afghan security forces.

The Afghan capital is on high alert ahead of an April 5 presidential election that Taliban insurgents have threatened to derail through a campaign of bombings and assassinations.

Mar 25, 2014
Mar 25, 2014

Explosions, gunfire near Afghan presidential candidate’s home

KABUL, March 25 (Reuters) – Suicide bombers attacked a
building next to the house of Afghan presidential candidate
Ashraf Ghani and engaged in a gun battle with security guards
protecting his home, officials said.

More than an hour after the initial explosions, gunfire
could still be heard in the area, which had been cordoned off by
police, a Reuters cameraman at the scene said.

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      "Began my media career with Japanese TV (NHK) ten years ago in Islamabad where I had moved following the civil war in Afghanistan. I returned to Kabul in early 2002 and later joined Reuters as a correspondent. I cover the insurgency, the politics, and Afghan society from across the country."
      Joined Reuters:
      2007
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