Death toll of terrorist attack in Kabul rises to 20: official

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The injured included 43 civilians and seven security personnel, he said.

KABUL, July 29 (Xinhua) -- The death toll of a terrorist attack that targeted the office of Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani's running mate Amrullah Saleh, has risen to 20 with 150 others injured, an Interior Ministry spokesman said Monday.

Three attackers were shot dead by security forces and the blast also damaged several buildings and cars around the site.

Photo taken on July 29, 2019 shows a damaged vehicle at the site of an attack in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan. The death toll of a terrorist attack that targeted the office of Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani's running mate Amrullah Saleh, has risen to 20 with 150 others injured, an Interior Ministry spokesman said Monday. ( Photo by Rahmatullah Alizadah/Xinhua)

Saleh has been supporting incumbent president in the race slated for Sept. 28.

The 150-day Afghan presidential elections campaign started on Sunday and Saleh is a candidate for the post of the first vice president.

The attack started on Sunday evening after one terrorist detonated a car bomb outside the building and three other terrorists entered the targeted office.

"The final figures showed that four security personnel and 16 civilians were killed during Sunday's attack in Kabul," Nasrat Rahimi told Xinhua.