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At least two people were killed in a motorbike bomb explosion in Afghanistan’s northern province of Baghlan on Tuesday.
Ten more were wounded in the explosion which happened in Nahrain district, Mohammad Zarif Zarif, a provincial council member, told 1TV News.
was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing.
President Ghani in a live address on Tuesday called on all presidential candidates to sit with him and talks about “moral principles” of the elections.
Ghani directed the Afghan forces and public servants to remain impartial in upcoming presidential elections. “The elections should be held in a free and fair environment,” he stressed.
President Ghani, while wishing everyone a happy Eid said that he appreciates the Afghan forces “bravery” and efforts who are on the frontlines to ensure the safety of the people.
Ghani also clarified that says meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was productive and that he will meet Khan again in Islamabad on June 27.
Moreover, Ghani announced the release of 887 prisoners.
President Ashraf Ghani in a video message on Monday said that Afghan forces have foiled many attack attempts by Taliban or other terror groups.
He said that the Afghan government is preparing for two national events this year. The first will be the celebration of 100 years of Afghanistan’s independence and the second will be presidential elections.
President Ghani called on all national institutions and media to play a role in monitoring of the upcoming elections.
In the same video message, he wished everyone Eid and expressed that Afghans expect the Taliban to announce a ceasefire this Eid and added that since Taliban continue the violence, Afghan forces have foiled Taliban and other terrorists attacks.