63 dead in Kabul suicide bomb blast, 183 injured

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  18 Aug 2019 7:51 AM GMT
63 dead in Kabul suicide bomb blast, 183 injured

Kabul: At least 63 people were killed and 183 injured when a suicide bomb ripped through a wedding party on Saturday night in Kabul. The blast occurred in a locality where the majority belong to Shiite Hazara community. More than 1,000 people were invited to the wedding.

The incident has occurred days after the US and the Taliban are in talks to close the 18-year-long war.

Afghanistan President’s spokesperson Sediq Seddiqi tweeted, “Devastated by the news of a suicide attack inside a wedding hall in Kabul. A heinous crime against our people; how is it possible to train a human and ask him to go and blow himself inside a wedding?!! #Kabulbleeds Why this enmity against innocent Afghans!!! (sic).”

Afghanistan Taliban’s condemned the attack saying “forbidden and unjustifiable” and claimed that they are not involved in the bomb blast.

Afghanistan interior ministry spokesperson Nusrat Rahimi told the Associated Press, “Taliban and a local group associated with the Islamic State group carry out such bloody attacks in the capital.”

The European Union in Afghanistan said, “Whoever perpetrated, whoever inspired the suicide blast at the Kabul wedding hall, those are enemies of humanity. Such acts are beyond condemnation,” said European Union in Afghanistan.

(Feature Image Courtesy: AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

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