Responsibility claimed for deadly suicide blast in Kabul
KABUL – The so-called “Islamic State” terrorist group, also known as Daesh (in Arab world), has claimed responsibility for the explosion at a wedding in the Afghan capital on Saturday, world media reported on Sunday, citing a statement of the group’s local branch.
The explosion took place at a wedding reception in the west of Kabul on Saturday evening at 22.40 local time (18.10 GMT), leaving at least 63 people dead and over 180 injured. Over 1,000 people were believed to have been attending the wedding ceremony.
An explosive device was reportedly detonated by a suicide bomber.
The Afghan Interior Ministry said that women and children were among the victims of the blast.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani condemned the attack and expressed condolences to the relatives of the victims.