Afghanistan blast kills election candidate in southern province

An Afghan election candidate, Abdul Jabar Qahraman, was killed on Wednesday in a blast in his office in the southern province of Helmand, officials said, although there was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Qahraman, who was preparing to contest Saturday’s parliamentary polls, was killed in the blast, a senior government official said.

Eight people were injured, another government official said.

SOURCE: Reuters

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