Suicide attack kills a businessman in Mazar-e-Sharif city

At least one killed and two injured in a suicide attack in Mazar-e-Sharif City, the capital of northern Balkh province of Afghanistan, police official said Thursday.

The explosion took place early this morning while Haji Ghani Marmuli, a well-known businessman and tribal elder, was going to a restaurant for breakfast in Darwaze Shadian area, General Baba Jan the commander of 707 Pamir Police Zone in the north told Ariana News.

According to the police official two more people were also injured in the incident including a bodyguard of the businessman.

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Old Afghan rivals meet in Turkey for political unity after recent violence

Two key Afghan political figures and old rivals, General Abdul Rashid Dostum and Ata Mohammad Noor, have met in Turkey together with the leader of Harakat-e-Islami Haji Mohammad Mohaqiq as the trio have stepped up efforts for political unit in the aftermath of the recent violence in the country.

An Afghan MP and spokesman of Junbish-e-Millie party Bashir Ahmad Tahyanj said the three leaders have reached to an agreements on several key issues, including the formation of unity among the political figures, movements and parties.

He said the three leaders also agreed that they are not after the collapse of the current government but insisted that the current situation, deadlock, and violence is not acceptable to the Afghan nation and their respective parties.

Tahyanj further added that the three leaders are expecting to organize further meetings and take practical steps in the country in a bid to find a solution for the situation of the country which has drastically deteriorated during the recent days.

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Jamiat-e-Islami eyes major role in Afghan presidential elections

The Jamiat-e-Islami of Afghanistan led by Salahuddin Rabbani and Ata Mohammad Noor eyes major role in the next presidential elections of Afghanistan by expanding the leadership council of the party.

Speaking during a gathering in Kabul, Rabbani said the party will have a presence in the next presidential elections.

Rabbani further added that temporary leadership council of the party has expanded and is now having more than 60 members, which was previously having only 9 members.

Emphasizing on pluralism as key principle of the party, Rabbani said Jamiat-e-Islami is home to all Afghans and anyone can become a member of it.

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