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Afghan Bombing Death Toll Rises to Six

An elderly man wounded by a bomb in a western Afghan city died overnight, a city health official said Monday, lifting to six the toll from a blast that underlined the fragile security this nation still faces less than three months before presidential elections. A suspect arrested in the wake of Sunday’s rush-hour explosion in Herat’s Old City led authorities to three more people wanted for questioning in the blast, deputy intelligence chief Abdul Wahid Tawaqali told The Associated Press. It remained unclear whether militants trying to disrupt the Oct. 9 presidential vote, or factions loyal to powerful regional warlords were behind the attack.Full Story

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