(China.org.cn): At least 46 people were confirmed dead and 70 injured in two deadly bombings claimed by the Afghan Taliban outfit in a single day on Tuesday as the electioneering among presidential runners is getting momentum. The first blast struck a rally of the supporters of presidential runner and incumbent President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in Parwan’s provincial capital Charikar city at 11:40 a.m. local time, killing 24 people and wounding 32 others, head of provincial health department Qasim Sangin told Xinhua. President Ghani and his running mate Amrullah Saleh escaped unhurt and continued their speeches in the rally to encourage their supporters to vote in the presidential election slated for Sept. 28. The second explosion happened at 12:57 p.m. local time in the capital Kabul and targeted an office of defense ministry, killing 22 people and wounding 38 others, said a statement of Interior Ministry. According to the statement, six of those killed were security personnel. Women and children were among the victims, the statement said. The Taliban armed group has claimed responsibility for both attacks. Meanwhile, the Presidential Palace issued a statement describing the blasts as “coward terrorist attacks.” It said the Taliban can not sabotage the election by killing people, and that the presidential election would be held so that Afghans can decide their political future through voting. The Taliban outfit has termed the coming election as a sham practice and vowed to disrupt it.