2 bombs explode near Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah's rally, injuring bodyguards

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah talks with a group of cyclists during the second round of the presidential candidate election campaign in Kabul on June 6, 2014.Two bombs exploded outside a hotel in western Kabul where presidential fro
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah talks with a group of cyclists during the second round of the presidential candidate election campaign in Kabul on June 6, 2014.Two bombs exploded outside a hotel in western Kabul where presidential frontrunner Abdullah Abdullah was holding a rally, striking his car and injuring his bodyguards, the candidate said on Friday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

KABUL (Reuters) - Two bombs exploded outside a hotel in western Kabul where presidential frontrunner Abdullah Abdullah was holding a rally, striking his car and injuring his bodyguards, the candidate said on Friday.

"When I was leaving the rally from the People's Islamic Unity Party, my car was hit by a roadside bomb and damaged," he said at another rally shortly afterwards.

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