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Electoral Campaign Team of Presidential Candidate Dr. Abdullah Abdullah Attacked Again

On Friday, 28 February, the head of Presidential Candidate Dr. Abdullah’s campaign team in Faryab province, General Ghulam Farooq, came under attack in that province.

The attack targeted the convoy of the campaign team which was travelling from Alar district to Pashton Kot district in Faryab province. The attack, which took place in the form of IED by the enemies of democracy and the people of Afghanistan, resulted in the tragic loss of life of one electoral staff worker Mr. Azizullah, while leaving another wounded.

This is the latest of a series of incidents in which the electoral campaign team has come under attack, including Presidential Candidate Dr. Abdullah himself. Just yesterday, in a separate incident, another convoy of the electoral campaign team encountered an IED attack, while travelling from Shereen Tagab district to the center of Faryab province. Fortunately, there were no casualties.

The campaign team of Presidential Candidate Dr. Abdullah condemns this cowardice attack and extends its deep condolences to the family members of the victim. The electoral team also calls on the Government of Afghanistan’s relevant security institutions to effectively fulfil its responsibilities for the protection of all electoral staff workers, as well as the people of Afghanistan.

February 28, 2014 – Kabul, Afghanistan

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