Afghanistan's Abdullah says he is the winner of last month's run-off

KABUL Tue Jul 8, 2014 2:39pm IST

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah speaks during a news conference in Kabul, July 6, 2014. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani/Files

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah speaks during a news conference in Kabul, July 6, 2014.

Credit: Reuters/Omar Sobhani/Files

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan presidential contender Abdullah Abdullah told thousands of supporters on Tuesday he was the winner of last month's run-off election, putting himself on a collision course with his arch-rival, Ashraf Ghani.

"We are the winner of this round of elections without any doubt," he told a roaring crowd in central Kabul.

(Reporting by Mirwais Harooni; Writing by Maria Golovnina; Editing by Matt Driskill)

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