(MENAFN- Qatar News Agency) Shington june 07 (qna) - the united states denounced an attempt on the life of afghan presidential frontrunner abdullah abdullah on friday saying afghanistan deserved a democratic future.
abdullah escaped an assassination attempt when two blasts hit his campaign motorcade in kabul killing at least six people just ahead of next week's hotly contested runoff election.
"we condemn today's attack against abdullah abdullah's campaign event" deputy state department spokeswoman marie harf said.
"as we've made very clear the afghan people deserve democracy -- which they'll be exercising next week -- not violence." it was the second attack targeting abdullah during afghanistan's fractious election season which has seen an uptick in violence with taliban militants threatening to disrupt the polls. (qna)
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