by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/17/19, 11:36 am
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani escaped uninjured from a suicide bombing Tuesday, but 24 people died in the attack at one of his campaign rallies. The attacker rammed his motorcycle into the entrance of the gathering in the northern city of Charakar. A local official said the casualties included many women and children. Hours later, the extremist group struck again near the U.S. Embassy in the capital city of Kabul, killing at least 22 people, according to an Afghan official. On Monday, NATO confirmed a U.S. service member was killed in action.