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Published On: Sun, Aug 18th, 2019

Afghanistan: Scores killed at Kabul wedding, UN and Taliban condemns

Sixty-three people were killed and at least three-times that were injured after a suicide bombing struck a wedding in the capital city of Kabul.

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The Islamic State group’s Afghan branch has claimed responsibility for the Saturday evening attack, one of the worst attacks on civilians in years.

Approximately 1,000 people were gathered for a Shia wedding ceremony at the Shahr-e-Dubai Wedding Hall in West Kabul.

John Bass, U.S. Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan called the suicide bombing an act of extreme depravity, in a tweet today.

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A Taliban spokesperson said, “such barbaric deliberate attacks against civilians including women and children are forbidden and unjustifiable.”

“An attack deliberately targeting civilians is an outrage, and deeply troubling, as it can only be described as a cowardly act of terror,” said Tadamichi Yamamoto, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan. “I condemn these deliberate attacks on civilians that signal a deliberate intent to spread fear among the population, which has already suffered too much.”


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