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Afghanistan: 63 killed and 182 wounded as suicide blast hits wedding02:13

Afghanistan: 63 killed and 182 wounded as suicide blast hits wedding

Afghanistan, Kabul
August 18, 2019 at 09:03 GMT +00:00 · Published

At least 63 people were killed and 182 were injured after a suicide blast hit a ceremony hall during a wedding party in western Kabul on Saturday evening.

Footage shows Afghan police forces patrolling the hall amongst glasses, broken chairs and wrecked tables.

Shoes belonging to victims and clothing stained with blood can also be seen, alongside scattered furniture and destroyed technical equipment.

According to a guest, soon after the blast people ran out the men's area of the wedding hall where the attack took place. Women and children were also among the victims.

The attack was reportedly carried out by a suicide bomber but no group claimed responsibility so far.

The Taliban denied they were behind the incident, with spokesman Zabiullah Mujaheed saying the group condemn the attack.

Afghanistan: 63 killed and 182 wounded as suicide blast hits wedding02:13
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At least 63 people were killed and 182 were injured after a suicide blast hit a ceremony hall during a wedding party in western Kabul on Saturday evening.

Footage shows Afghan police forces patrolling the hall amongst glasses, broken chairs and wrecked tables.

Shoes belonging to victims and clothing stained with blood can also be seen, alongside scattered furniture and destroyed technical equipment.

According to a guest, soon after the blast people ran out the men's area of the wedding hall where the attack took place. Women and children were also among the victims.

The attack was reportedly carried out by a suicide bomber but no group claimed responsibility so far.

The Taliban denied they were behind the incident, with spokesman Zabiullah Mujaheed saying the group condemn the attack.

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