At least 60 killed and 180 injured following explosion at Afghanistan wedding
At least 60 people were killed and 180 wounded following an explosion targeting a wedding in the Afghan capital of Kabul.
The suicide blast took place on Saturday evening in the reception area at the Dubai City wedding hall in western Kabul.
The neighbourhood was packed with people celebrating a marriage where it's thought 1,000 people were in attendance.
The blast at the Dubai City wedding hall in western Kabul, a part of the city that many in the minority Shiite Hazara community call home, shattered a period of relative calm.
Women and children were among the casualties, the interior ministry spokesman, Nasrat Rahimi, said on Sunday.
Afghanistan’s president, Ashraf Ghani, said the Taliban could not escape blame for the “barbaric” suicide bomb attack.
He strongly condemned the "inhumane attack" in a Tweet on Sunday, adding that the "Taliban cannot absolve themselves of blame, for they provide platform for terrorists".
The Taliban has denied any involvement in the attack.