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Dr. Abdullah Abdullah after the assassination attempt on his life: “the best answer to the terrorists is to vote and participate in the election process”

On Friday, 6th of June, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the front-runner of the presidential election and the leader of the Reform and Partnership team, survived an assassination attempt on his life.

As Dr. Abdullah left a gathering held by Mohammad Akbari’s National Wahdat Party, terrorists attacked his convoy thrice and left many martyred and wounded. Four from Dr. Abdullah’s convoy were killed and three civilians who were at the scene were martyred. The attack targeted Dr. Abdullah’s armored vehicle, but fortunately he was not injured and attended another event at the Intercontinental Hotel right away.

When he spoke at the Intercontinental Hotel, there was no trace of fear and insecurity when he spoke and cohesively explained his programs. In addition, he prayed for the souls of the martyrs and the wounded citizens and condemned the attack executed by the terrorists and the enemies of the people and State.


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