At least 20 injured in Kabul wedding blast

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Bomb went off in the men's reception area of a west Kabul wedding hall.



By Reuters

Published: Sun 18 Aug 2019, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Sun 18 Aug 2019, 9:05 AM

A bomb exploded at a wedding reception in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday night, wounding at least 20 people, officials and emergency services said.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, which went off in the men's reception area of a west Kabul wedding hall.
A Kabul emergency hospital said 20 wounded people had been brought in.
"Unfortunately, the blast caused civilian casualties," Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said. He put the number of wounded in the tens and said details were being gathered.
Witnesses said members of the Muslim community were holding the wedding reception. 
 
 


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