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ISIS group takes responsibility for Kabul suicide attack targeting marriage hall

ISIS group takes responsibility for Kabul suicide attack targeting marriage hall

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 18 Aug 2019, 12:25 pm
Kabul, Aug 18: Terror group ISIS has claimed responsibility for the suicide blast which targeted a marriage hall and left 63 people killed in Afghanistan's Kabul city on Saturday.

The group issued a statement in Arabic that the attack was carried out by ISIS suicide bomber Abu Asim Al-Pakistani, reported Khaama Press news agency of Afghanistan.


The statement further added that the attack targeted a gathering of Mushrikeens, referring to victims as non-believers, reported the news agency.


A suicide bomber targeted a wedding hall in Afghanistan Kabul city on  Saturday that left 63 people killed, media reports said on Sunday.


The blast left 180 others injured.


The explosion reportedly occurred at around 10.40 pm.


The Interior Ministry spokesman Nusrat Rahimi confirmed to Tolo News that the casualties and said the blast was a suicide bombing.


Sources and eyewitnesses told Tolo News the hall was packed with guests when the explosion happened.


In Kabul city, the Shahr-e-Dubai wedding hall is located in police district 6 (PD6).


Taliban in a statement rejected any involvement in the attack and said they condemn the incidents which target women and children, reported Tolo News.

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani condemned the incident and tweeted: "I strongly condemn the inhumane attack on the wedding hall in Kabul last night. My top priority for now is to reach out to the families of victims of this barbaric attack. On behalf of the nation I send my heartfelt condolences to the families of those who were martyred."