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Afghan election candidate, Abdul Jabar Qahrman, killed in Helmand attack

17 Oct 2018 1TV News

په پښتو ولولئ2018-10-17 | 38 minute ago

An explosion went off at the campaign office of a parliamentary election candidate in southern Helmand province on Wednesday.

The office in the provincial capital Lashkargah belonged to Abdul Jabar Qahramn, former presidential envoy for security affairs in Helmand. Omar Zwak, a spokesman for provincial governor, however, said that Qahrman suffered life-threatening injuries. He said that seven others were also wounded in the attack.

Qahraman lost his life, a hospital source said.

The attack comes on the last day of campaigning by the candidates. With Qahraman's death, the number of candidates killedrises to 10.

The vote will be held on coming Saturday.

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