An Afghan security force walks past a burnt vehicle after Sunday’s attack at the site in Kabul, Afghanistan July 29, 2019. REUTERS

In any case 20 people have been killed and 50 injured in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Sunday in a suicide bombing and gun battle at vice presidential candidate Amrullah Saleh’s office, the federal authorities said in a press launch on Monday.

Saleh, a working mate of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, was barely injured throughout the assault.

Afghan forces killed three militants who entered Saleh’s four-storey office after a suicide bomber blew himself up all through rush hour, said the within ministry.

Better than 150 civilians have been rescued by way of the six-hour-long operation, said inside ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi.

No militant group has claimed accountability for the assault that obtained right here solely hours after Ghani and Saleh, along with larger than a dozen Afghan politicians, launched their two-month prolonged election advertising marketing campaign.

Presidential polls are anticipated to be held on Sept. 28 nonetheless the security situation has been deteriorating all through the nation with the Taliban and Islamic State fighters mounting near-daily assault on Afghan forces, authorities workers and civilians.

(This story has been revealed from a wire firm feed with out modifications to the textual content material. Solely the headline has been modified.)

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Jul 29, 2019 10:23 IST