At least 26 people have been killed and more than 30 wounded in a bomb blast in Afghanistan.
The explosion occurred near an election rally held by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Charikar, the capital of Parwan province, north of the country’s capital Kabul.
Mr Ghani’s campaign spokesman says he was safe and unharmed.
Hours later, another explosion went off near Kabul’s Green Zone, where the defence ministry, US embassy and NATO headquarters are located.
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for both attacks.