Death toll from weekend Kabul wedding attack now 80

Kabul, Aug 21 (AFP/APP):The death toll from an attack on a Kabul wedding at the weekend has reached

at least 80, an official said Wednesday, as the Afghan capital still reels from
the deadliest blast in more than a year.

A suicide bomber targeted a packed Afghan wedding hall in west Kabul
Saturday as celebrations were in full swing.

Authorities said the initial death toll was at least 63, with more than
180 people wounded.

“The death toll has now risen to 80,” interior ministry spokesman
Nasrat Rahimi told AFP.

“Some injured people with critical wounds who were taken to hospital
have lost their lives.”

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.