A suicide car bomber has killed at least 38 people in east Afghanistan.
Afghans showed extraordinary commitment to democracy, but a democratic transition is elusive.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
The Pakistani government estimates that the latest fighting has left some 470,000 people internally displaced.
The violence comes amid heightened political tensions over the disputed second round of the presidential election.
Reconciliation process must remain ‘Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled’ while respecting the ‘agreed red lines’.
A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden vehicle alongside the armored car of Mohammed Masoom Stanikzai.
The face of the figure was painted with a heat-dissolving material, designed to peel off and show a red-faced bin Laden.
The army wants to complete the operation before start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan later this month.
That’s the question Obama faces as Iraq plunges into sectarian violence.
Taliban had warned people not to participate in the vote.
The stakes are high with the Taliban issuing specific threats to target polling stations.
The police chief in the northeastern Baghlan province said 54 bodies have been recovered, including the remains of women and children.
‘The incident has caused considerable anxiety to his family and friends in Tamil Nadu’, said Jayalalithaa.
We are trying to get him to safety, Herat’s Provincial Governor Fazelullah Wahidi was quoted as saying.