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US: Afghan attack will not disrupt Nov. 7 runoff

US: Afghan attack will not disrupt Nov. 7 runoff

The White House says the deadly attack on a U.N. guest house in the Afghan capital is an attempt by extremists to disrupt the Nov. 7 runoff presidential election.
Press secretary Robert Gibbs said Wednesday the Obama administration believes attempts to interfere with the vote will not succeed. He also said the Afghan people will decide who their next leader will be.
President Hamid Karzai and former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah will face off in the runoff after an earlier round of voting was marred by fraud. Gibbs said that President Barack Obama sent his condolences to the victims of the attack, in which at least 12 people were killed, including six U.N. staffers.


Updated : 2021-03-06 19:59 GMT+08:00