Afghan firefighter wash the road at the site of a suicide attack in the gates of Kabul's Polytechnic University in Kabul June 4, 2018. (AFP / Ahmad ZAFAR)
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The bomb killed 14 people, including seven clerics, and was the latest in a series of attacks that have underlined the deteriorating security ahead of parliamentary and district council elections set for Oct. 20 .More than 2,000 religious scholars from across the country met on Sunday and Monday at the Loya Jirga (Grand Council) tent, denouncing years of conflict. They issued a fatwa, or religious ruling, outlawing suicide bombings and demanding that Taliban militants restore peace to allow foreign troops to leave.The school had announced two days off after receiving threats.
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