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Death toll doubles in attack on Afghanistan's Abdullah

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The death toll from two explosions targeting Afghan presidential front-runner Abdullah Abdullah doubled on Saturday, with at least 12 people confirmed dead in an attack that triggered strong international condemnation.  

Afghan security personnel walk at the site of a suicide car bomb attack on the convoy of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah in Kabul on June 6, 2014

Abdullah survived the assassination attempt on Friday when the blasts, including a suicide bombing, targeted his campaign motorcade in Kabul ahead of next week's hotly contested run-off election.

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