HEART BREAKING‼️ At least #63 people have died and #182 others have been injured after a #bomb went off at a #wedding party in #Kabul Saturday night💔
The death toll from a suicide bomb attack at a wedding hall in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul has risen to 80.
The death toll stood at 63 on Sunday, a day after the blast, which jumped to 80 by Wednesday. Interior Ministry spokesman Nusrat Rahimi said 17 civilians died from their wounds in recent days.
He added that 30 people were in critical condition after the attack.
“Seventeen others have succumbed to their injuries in hospital and over 160 are still being treated either in hospitals or at home,” Rahimi said.
The blast was so powerful that it blew much of the roof off the huge wedding hall, where hundreds of guests had gathered.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) group claimed responsibility for the attack.
It was Kabul’s deadliest attack since January 2018 when the Taliban packed an ambulance with explosives and detonated it in a crowded street – killing 103 people, according to an official toll.
Many Afghanistan independence day celebrations that were scheduled to take place on August 19 were suspended in the aftermath of the horrific attack.
For about 20 minutes the hall was full of smoke. Almost everyone in the men’s section is either dead or wounded.”
Two hours after the blast, he said bodies were still being removed from the hall. RIP
This broke out heart 💔😔our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims🙏🏻 #barbaric #blast #wedding #kabul #afghanistan