There was just another attack and at least 20 people have lost their lives. Those who committed this evil act must be held accountable.
Kabul, Afghanistan — the nation’s capital city — has been rocked by what President Ashraf Ghani called a “complex attack.” Several gunman and security forces engaged in a firefight before the incident subsided.
Reports indicate the attack was intended to harm President Ghani’s running mate, Amrullah Saleh, at his party headquarters. Seleh was successfully evacuated according to the Interior Ministry’s spokesman.
Tragically, however, what started as a suicide bomber attack then gave way to insurgents storming the building — resulting in 20 dead and roughly 50 wounded.
While no one has claimed responsibility yet, remnants of forces loyal to the Taliban have repeatedly tried to disable any attempts at forging a lasting democracy. The Islamic State also has a presence in the country.
With the future very much at stake, the liklihood of another attack occuring before the September election is high. The Afghani government will be on alert to protect the people’s safety and right to vote.
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