Baghlan PC candidate escapes unhurt in blast

PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Sayyed Ali Gohar Shah, a candidate for provincial council in northern Baghlan province escaped unhurt in a blast that targeted his vehicle on Thursday, officials said.
Shah told Pajhwok Afghan News he was the apparent target of the attack because he had received death threats from Taliban. 
“I have registered case against provincial Independent Election Commission (IEC) because I won the election but the body declared another candidate as winner,” he complained.
Jawed Basharat, police spokesperson, said as soon as a police contingent reached the scene another explosion occurred but caused no casualties. So far no one has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Mohammad Ali, an eye witness said, insecurity had deteriorated in the area which created chaos among locals.

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